The Vixens bounced back in Anzac Round with a strong five-goal win over Adelaide Thunderbirds (52-47). Spurred on by the home crowd, we came out with a fresh intensity to claim our fifth win of the season.
Liz Watson took out the inaugural Edith Hull Medal for her stellar performance through the midcourt, aided by Hannah Mundy who stepped into the starting seven in the absence of Kate Moloney (health and safety protocols).
Head coach Simone McKinnis was impressed with Mundy’s workrate and performance throughout the match.
“I thought she did a great job starting in centre. She’s a strong and powerful athlete and she did some great drives and great feeds, and she also did a great job in wing attack,” she said.
Australian Mixed Curling pair, Dean Hewitt and Tahli Gill will be searching for their first win at the 2022 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships when they take on Spain and England in their last two match ups of the tournament in Switzerland.
It's been a tough tournament to date for the pair, who have had several narrow losses in their 0-5 start to the tournament. The pair will aim to come home with a couple of wins and some great international experience.
It was a highly successful ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Lonato, Italy over the weekend for the Australian team, winning a gold medal in the Trap Team Women event and a bronze in the Mixed Team event.
Catherine Skinner, Penny Smith and Laetisha Scanlan scored 200/225 in qualification to qualify for the gold medal match, before going on to score 7 points to Italy's 1 to claim the gold medal. The Trap Team Men of Mitch Iles, James Willett, and Thomas Grice scored 205/225 and placed 6th in qualification.
The following day, James Willett and Catherine Skinner teamed up in the Mixed Team event, where they won bronze. The duo scored 135/150 to qualify for the Bronze Medal Match, winning 7 points to 3.
Fellow VIS scholarship holders Penny Smith and Mitch Iles scored 133/150 which put them in a shoot-off with five other teams, and finished 10th overall.
The Kookaburras remain undefeated in their 4-match series with Malaysia, after they notched up a commanding 7-0 victory in the second match over the weekend in Perth.
Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Nathan Ephraums and Josh Simmonds both manged to find the back of the net in the victory. The series continues tonight, where Australia will aim to lock up the series victory.
Carla Krizanic made it a golden day for Victoria by claiming gold at the 2021 Australian Champion of Champions at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
On a tense final day, Krizanic leapfrogged from third to first after posting a trio of wins over the ACT’s Chloe Morrison, Queensland’s Chloe Stewart and South Australia’s Kathy Miller.
The Commonwealth and World Champion joined Dawn Hayman as the only two-time women winners of the event.
Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Laura Paeglis, joined Sarah Haywood and Kim Lavender in World Cup 1 in Antalya, Turkey. The Aussie Women finishing in the top 8, producing the highest ever result for an Australian Female Recurve Team at a World Cup.
"Really happy with my shooting in the match play and although I didn't win, getting 4-6 against the number 4 ranked archer in the world was a great effort!" she said.
In trying, windy conditions, Jack Howell (PTS5), Jeremy Peacock (PTS4), Liam Twomey (PTS4) and Justin Godfrey (PTS3) put on a show at the 2022 Australian Paratriathlon and Intellectual Impairment Championships at Runaway Bay.
Justin Godfrey returned four years since his last elite race, and a long recovery from a serious shoulder injury, racing in the PTS3 category.
“I was just doing cycling and a bit of running which I can still do no worries but I had not swum through that whole four years with the operations and all the rehab,” said Godfrey.
Brilliant PTS5 athlete Jack Howell 54.28 and PTVI Tokyo Paralympian on the track Sam Harding 54.40 were first across the lines – only 12 seconds separating the pair after their two Super Sprint times were combined.
Victorian PTS4 pair Jeremy Peacock 56.42 and Liam Twomey 58.04 continued their dueling as they showed their talented wares around the Runaway Bay course.
Godfrey, Peacock and Twomey will now prepare themselves for the 2022 World Triathlon Para Series race in Yokohama on May 14 as they all set about claiming the all-important rankings points.
Many Australians may have had their feet up for the long weekend, but there was little rest for a number of Australia’s top athletes who demonstrated their class across the globe with a series of strong results both on the road and the track.
Japan’s Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon saw Sinead Diver (Nic Bideau) lead the way with a scorching 69:00 performance en route to clinching second place, narrowly outside her 68:50 personal best from 2020.
India Robinson lived out a childhood dream over the Easter long weekend, surfing the Bells Beach Ripcurl Pro, a town where she grew up. Robinson clawed her way through the first round, before being knocked out by fellow Australian Stephan Gilmore in the Round of 16.
"From the age of 12 it was always my biggest goal to surf in this event and I will never forget this experience!" She said.