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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiers

May 24, 2021

In VIS sport, Rowie Webster has been announced in the Australian Olympic Team, whilst Bec Cole and her 3x3 Australian Team get ready to take on the qualifying event. Nikki van Dijk knocked off seven-time world champion Steph Gilmore, as Liz Cambage brought up 2,000 career points.

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Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team Selected for Tokyo

May 24, 2021

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the 13-strong women’s water polo team for Tokyo 2020, which includes Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder, Rowie Webster.

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Victorian high performance sport set to advance with funding boost

May 21, 2021

​The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) welcomes the funding announcement made in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 which further strengthens our place at the heart of high performance sport in Victoria.

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Success in Life after Sport

May 20, 2021

Freestyle aerial skiing is one of the most spectacular sports ever invented: “something like diving, something like gymnastics, something like throwing yourself off a cliff”.

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Instagram Takeover: Jaryd Clifford

May 19, 2021

World Champion, World Record Holder, World Best - All this at just 21 years of age, whilst also studying at university.

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Instagram Takeover: Kipp Smith

May 19, 2021

Balancing life as an elite sportsperson as well as completing your final year of school is already hard enough, and for Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Kipp Smith, a global pandemic made things even more challenging.

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Instagram Takeover: Dean Hewitt

May 18, 2021

Curling runs in the blood for champ Dean Hewitt, who is the second generation in his family to take on the Olympic sport.

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Balancing Year 12 whilst preparing for Tokyo

May 18, 2021

​Balancing life as an elite athlete with your Year 12 studies can be challenging at the best of times. And with the Tokyo Paralympics around the corner, life for Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Col Pearse is about to get even more challenging.

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Instagram Takeover: Alec Danelutti

May 17, 2021

BMX Freestyle is an adrenaline-fuelled form of cycling that sees cyclists perform a series of outrageous tricks and jumps, taking place over a series of ramps and large obstacles, all set up within a 30mx50m park. Athletes complete two one-minute runs each, looking to impress judges with the difficulty, originality, style, flow, risk, height and execution of their tricks.

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The VIS and Gymnastics

May 17, 2021

The Australian Human Right’s Commission has published its Report on the Independent Review into Gymnastics in Australia (2021). The findings of the Report are extremely concerning and distressing. Any form of abuse in any sport training program is unacceptable and is not tolerated by the Victorian Institute of Sport.

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