Montpellier, France; July 4, 2023 - Only four days remains before Australia’s most elite para athletes seize the global stage for the first time since 2021, when taking on the World Para Athletics Championships at Stade Charléty in Paris from July 8-19.
Oregon, USA; June 25, 2023 - With just 13 days to go until the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris in begin, three-time Paralympian Michael Roeger has solidified himself as a threat for gold with a world’s best time in the 1500m T46.
Melbourne, Australia; June 2, 2023 - The return of the World Para Athletics Championships is set to welcome 39 of Australia’s premier track and field contenders back to the world stage in 2023, with Paris to set the backdrop for history from July 8-17.
Australia is loaded with potential medalists for the Paralympics which gets underway today in Tokyo. From Jaryd Cliford to Madison de Rozario, to Sam Harding and Eliza Ault-Connell. Check out this awesome preview by Athletics Australia...
With just 121 days until the Tokyo Paralympic Games begin, Michael Roeger (ACT) and Jaryd Clifford (VIC) have broken the world records in their respective classes at Athletics Australia’s Tokyo Qualifying Marathon in Sydney this morning. Proving unstoppable, Roeger recorded his fourth consecutive marathon world record when he crossed the line at 2:18.52 to slash 40 seconds off his personal best. The record came as no surprise for the 32-year-old, who made his intentions clear this morning as he set off for his final marathon attempt before the Tokyo Games this August.
Athletics Australia is pleased to announce the expansion of its High-Performance department, with the addition of three new positions to its structure. Previously Head of High-Performance Systems, Andrew Faichney will move into the role of General Manager - High Performance, while Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson will re-join the Athletics Australia family as Technical Athlete Consultant. Leisel Jones will bring her passion for athlete wellbeing to the role of Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator.
‘Advance Australia Fair’ sounded throughout the medal plaza for the first time at the Dubai World Para-Athletics Championships, when Jaryd Clifford received his 1500m gold medal on Friday night. And the very next ceremony had Clifford’s training partner and Australian teammate Michael Roeger collect his silver medal for the same distance in his arm amputee class.
Six athletes will kick-off Australia’s 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships campaign in Dubai on Thursday – Day 1 of competition.Wheelchair class (T53 and T54) sprinters Angie Ballard, Luke Bailey, Sam Carter, and Eliza Ault-Connell have their 100m heats.
Reigning gold medallist Scott Reardon (hamstring), podium-finisher at the last world titles Torita Blake (lower back), and discus thrower Daniel Kirk (personal reasons) have been forced to withdraw from the 9th World Para-Athletics Championships about to get underway in Dubai (November 7-15).
World Para Athletics Championships Dubai 2019 The World Para Athletics Championships get underway in Dubai this afternoon (AEDT). The competition is on from 7-15 November. More than 60 nations are due to compete over the eight days of competition. Statistics and Superlatives Australian team World Para Athletics Championships The Australian team in Dubai for...