Weightman forced out of London

Australian marathon runner Lisa Weightman has had to unfortunately withdraw from the London Marathon next month with an abductor injury. The Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist had been experiencing discomfort in her pelvis region when she ran and while scans did not show any fracture, there was the risk of longer-term damage should she continue to…

Boyd moves to second all-time in Australia

With her second World Championships A-qualifying leap in as many weeks, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Alana Boyd recently jumped a new personal best of 4.60m in the women’s pole vault in a low key inter-club meet in Perth. Her jump, only two weeks after being the first Australian track and field athlete to post the…

Ebden moves in to semi finals at Caloundra

Earlier this morning Matt Ebden moved in to the semi finals of the Caloundra Pro Tour event with a commanding 6-1 6-2 win over Itay’s Flavio Cipolla. This victory meant Ebden will face a possible matchup against teenager Bernard Tomic, who must first get past Ivo Klec. Following his singles victory, Ebden teamed with fellow Australian…

Boyd to headline Brisbane Track Classic

Commonwealth Games pole vault champion Alana Boyd will launch her Australian season at the Brisbane Track Classic tonight as she searches for a personal best after winning her first international crown in New Delhi last year. After a small break at the conclusion of the Games, Boyd’s recent strong training indicates that she is in…

Freiberg 5th in Beijing Track World Cup

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michael Freiberg was 5th in the Omnium in the first leg of the Track World Cup over the weekend in Beijing, China. Freiberg only needs to finish in the top 15 at the remaining World Cup meet in Manchester next month to secure his place in the March World Championships, to…

Ebden to begin Open on Margaret Court

After an impressive start to 2011, Matt Ebden will play today’s first match on Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Ebden’s opponent will be American Michael Russell, an experienced competitor who made his Grand Slam debut at the 1998 US Open and has gone on to play in 18 additional majors.…