Fifth gold medal for Australia

Fifth gold medal for Australia

Australia has secured its 5th gold medal of the games, with sailing duo Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen officially claiming their victory in the men’s 49ers event.

The Aussies have been assured of the win for the last 2 days, but had to wait until they completed the final stage overnight to officially claim the gold.

In diving, Aussies Melissa Wu and Brittany Broben have made it through to the semi finals of the 10m platform overnight, 16 year old Broben has qualifed fourth, and Wu fifth.

In athletics Steve Hooker has cruised though to the final of the pole-vaulting, while Jamaican Yohan Blake has qualified fastest for the 200m sprint, ahead of Ussain Bolt in fifth.

And our men’s waterpolo team has lost its quarterfinal clash with Serbia.


About author

Libby Dreyer
Libby Dreyer 1729 posts

Libby has worked as a Senior Journalist at National Radio News since February 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Canberra in December 2010.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like


Kathy Jackson ordered to repay HSU $1.4 million

The Federal Court has ordered former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson to pay more than $1.3 million in compensation, for misappropriating union funds. The union had sued Ms Jackson


Aged care service usage increasing: report

A new report has shown an increase in aged care services for Australians aged 65 and over.


Shorten says levy not a priority, states to meet on Sunday

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has indicated the Labor party may support the federal government’s debt levy on high income earners.

National 0 Comments

Penny Wong lashes out at Christian Lobby

Penny Wong has lashed out at the Australian Christian Lobby for comments about children of same sex couples.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!