Rhys on the rebound

Open water swimmer Rhys Mainstone is considered one of Australian swimming’s brightest prospects. However he admits he under-performed when he missed qualifying for this year’s Olympics. But far from dwelling on the pain of missing the Games, Mainstone instead fed off London, using his disappointment as fuel and the footage as reconnaissance. ‘‘It was very close and very disappointing at the time and…

Mainstone wins World Cup race

Australian Rhys Mainstone has earlier today won the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong in a time of 1hr 57 minutes and 36 seconds. The meet was Mainstone’s first major international race win in a strong field that included London Olympic Silver medallist and Olympic fourth placed competitor in Thomas Lurz (2nd)…

Coulter-Nile helps WA to victory

A striking all-round display by Nathan Coulter-Nile ahs helped Western Australia to a 25-run victory over Victoria in the domestic limited overs match at the WACA ground. The Warriors’ innings was a series of fits and starts until Coulter-Nile emerged at No. 8 to thump 42 from 31 balls and lift the tally near 250. Victoria’s…

Weightman runs PB in Olympic marathon

Lisa Weightman has become only the third Australian woman to finish in the top 20 of an Olympic marathon after producing a personal best time in the London Olympic marathon. Weightman, 33, slashed more than a minute off her previous best, finishing 17th in a time of 2:27:32. She finished behind Ethiopian winner Tik Gelana…

Weightman to run at Olympics tonight

Lisa Weightman will tonight represent Australia in London in her second Olympic marathon. Weightman qualified for the Olympics by running 2:29.23 at the 2011 Frankfurt Marathon and has since been in personal best form. So far in 2012 Weightman has won the Gold Coast 10km and the National 10km Championships in Launceston, as well as…

Weightman ready for London Olympics

An elite athlete can’t make it to the Olympics alone. Marathon runner Lisa Weightman is no different with a dedicated team behind her as she prepares for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games. A marathon – 42.195 kilometres of blood, sweat and mind games is arguably the toughest individual event of the Olympics. So when…

Record slashed by Weightman on Gold Coast

Lisa Weightman has run a personal best time of 32:17 in the 10km race at the Gold Coast marathon festival, and in doing so, eclipsing a 14-year-old race record. The previous 10km Gold Coast record was held by Kylie Risk in a time of 33:26. For Weightman the record breaking run comes just a fortnight…