Shirley Strickland was an Australian athlete; she won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in running sports.
Shirley was born, a farm girl, in 1925 – the second oldest of dive children. The town of Pithara in Western Australia’s wheat belt had no idea of the talent they were about
The lady whose graceful postered form plastered the bedroom walls of many a teenage boy back in the 1970s, Chris Evert is a former World Number 1 tennis player. From the US, she won an incredible eighteen Grand Slam singles championships.
She holds a number of records, too – six wins
Once upon a time there was a little boy who was afraid of water. His father, concerned that this hydrophobia might impact on to other aspects of his son’s life insisted that he went to the local swimming pool and learned how to swim.
The rest is history. The frightened little
Two time Olympic gold medallist Shaun Roger White had things stacked against him in his early years. Before he was even one year old he underwent two open-heart operations to deal with a heart defect known as a Tetralogy of Fallot. As a dual sportsman in the field of both
The four minute mile was an elusive ambition in the field of athletics. It had been a target for many years but has never been recorded formally. Then one day in 1954 a young man by the name of Roger Gilbert Bannister was the first person to cross this important
Anyone for cricket? Adam Gilchrist, who otherwise goes by the nicknames of Church or Gilly. He is the first but not the last cricketer to appear but this guy is not yet retired from the game and has redefined the role of the Australian national cricket team.
Born in 1971, Glichrist
Australia, it cannot be doubted, has produced many world class sports stars, per capita possibly more than any other country in the world. That and the little green god aside we have to take our hats off to number 95 on our lists of the 100 greatest sports stars ever
On 2 May 1969 a newborn child’s cries rang out in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago. Not an unusual event in itself but if the parents of the child, christened Brian Charles Lara, could see what was in the future for their son their pride at his birth would have