51 VIS athletes across 17 sports have been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The athletes will arrive in the marvellous city with Olympic glory on their minds. Many will be seeking to win one or more of the 306 medals on offer while others will be at least hoping they can leave Rio with a personal best performance.
Four distinct venue clusters will host 42 disciplines across 28 sports, including the highly anticipated debut of the rugby sevens and golf competitions. Of the 306 events 161 are for men, 136 are for women and 9 are mixed.
Late injuries and the possibility of some further quota places becoming available in track and field in the next few weeks means that there could be some fluctuation to the team announced on Thursday by the Australian Olympic Committee.
Based on the AOC’s own medal projections the nation could double its gold output from London 2012, with a top five finish the target after placing 10th four years ago.
Congratulations to all VIS athletes selected and good luck!