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What a Week in Australian Sport

The Mad Chatter - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Australian cyclists Matt Goss celebrating

It's fair to say that in the last few days there have been some sporting achievements by Australian men and women that should be absolutely celebrated.

The Australian Women's Cricket Team won the World Twenty20 final against arch rivals the New Zealand White Ferns. The Aussie women scored 8-120 and stopped the kiwis scoring the required 14 runs of the last over. This victory is a tremendous result for players that have dedicated their lives to playing for their nation with often little support from sponsors, government and the general public.

Aussie golfer, Adam Scott, has cemented his position and value on the US PGA Tour after winning the Texas Open. Scott's win was worth over a million dollars but more importantly puts him back in the winning circles. The former world number three's victory at the Texas Open has certainly helped him regain some lost ground. The course used for the Texas Open was designed by Australian golfing great, Greg Norman, and Aussie Aaron Baddeley also came third at the Texas Open. It really was an all-Aussie affair!!

Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber is on fire. He's starting in pole position more often and using this advantage to win races. Webber led from start to finish in the Monaco Grand Prix, the sport's best race of the season. He is now leading the Formula One Championship on 78 points after six of the 19 races this year. It is Webber's third Formula One victory and he is only the second Australia after Sir Jack Brabham in 1959 to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Fingers crossed Mark Webber can keep it going!!

The Australian Women's T20 Cricket Team

The Giro d'Italia is arguably the most important and challenging cycling event after the Tour de France. Three Aussies are making their presence felt and showing the world why Australian cyclists are among the best in the business. Australians Matt Lloyd won Stage Six, Cadel Evans won Stage Seven and Matt Goss won Stage Nine. Imagine if the government and sponsors really supported Australian cycling and we had these guys on the same team!! They would be hard to stop!!

I salute all of these wonderful Australians and they will always have my support. Isn't it nice to be hearing about Aussie athletes winning world class events and not just hearing about the latest scandals in the AFL and NRL.

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