Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Athletics - 03. December 2007.

Rawlinson achieves top honour


Reigning world champion Jana Rawlinson was tonight crowned 2007 Telstra Female Athlete of the Year at the Athletics Australia gala awards function held at the Sofitel Melbourne.


Rawlinson claimed a trifecta of wins, having won the title in 2003 and 2004.


She was presented with a $10,000 cheque courtesy of Telstra which will greatly assist with their preparations ahead of the Olympic Games in Beijing next year.


Rising sprint hurdles star Sally McLellan, steeplechase athlete Donna MacFarlane and distance runner Benita Johnson were also in the running for the Female Athlete of the Year title alongside Rawlinson.


Domestic and international performances covering the period between April 1, 2006 and October 29, 2007 were taken into consideration by the panel of judges.


Rawlinson’s amazing comeback year has been well documented. After giving birth to son Cornelis in December, the 25 year-old battled a number of niggling injuries before returning to competition for the first time in May, after being on a hiatus since the Commonwealth Games.


Lining up on the blocks seven times in Europe prior to the IAAF world championships in August, Rawlinson claimed victory on six occasions in the 400m hurdles. The super mum dominated the early rounds at the world championships before famously clinching her second world title in Osaka over reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Yuliya Pechonkina.


Pole vaulter Vicky Parnov was named Asics Junior Athlete of the Year ahead of Crowther and world junior discus champion Dani Samuels. The 17 year-old West Australian had her name in the headlines over the last 18 months, collecting the bronze medal at the IAAF world junior championships in 2006, breaking her own national under 18 and under 20 record (4.40m) in June, crowned world youth champion in July and selected in the Osaka World Championships team this year – the youngest Australian ever.


Amanda Fraser and Kurt Fearnley were honoured with Telstra Female and Male Athlete of the Year – AWD awards. With 10 marathon wins from 11 starts and two world titles over 1500m (Osaka) and 10km (Peachtree, Atlanta), Fearnley has signed off on an impressive year. Not to be outdone, Fraser, collected a F37 discus gold medal at the 2006 IPC world titles and finished No. 6 on the IPC athletics rankings this year.


Tasmania’s Helen Lee, who has been officiating at a national level since 1989, and was Post Event Control Manager at both the Sydney Olympic Games and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, was named Accor Volunteer of the Year.


Jenny McAsey from The Australian newspaper, who has recently been appointed to the IAAF Press Commission, was recognised for her outstanding media coverage of athletics, whilst Michael Dodge from the Herald Sun was acknowledged for his brilliant photograph of Craig Mottram training in Falls Creek.


Telstra Male Athlete of the Year - Nathan Deakes VIC/AIS

Telstra Female Athlete of the Year - Jana Rawlinson NSW/VIS

Coach of the Year - Senior Athlete - Craig Hilliard AIS

Coach of the Year - Junior Athlete - Lindsay Burgoyne VIC

Asics Junior Athlete of the Year - Vicky Parnov WA/WAIS

Telstra emale Athlete of the Year – AWD - Amanda Fraser AIS

Telstra Male Athlete of the Year – AWD - Kurt Fearnley NSW/NSWIS

Athletes’ Athlete of the Year – Steve Hooker Vic/WAIS

Accor Volunteer of the Year Helen Lee TAS

Outstanding Media Coverage of the Year – Jenny McAsey (The Australian)

Outstanding Photograph of the Year – Michael Dodge (Herald Sun)

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Women sport news - Silver Ferns take Taini Jamison trophy with dominant defensive display

New Zealand produced a phenomenal defensive display to defeat England 52-38 this morning in Palmerston North and lift the Taini Jamison trophy.

Women sport news - Sportswomen of the year awards 2014 shortlist announced – get voting!

THE SHORTLIST of finalists for The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2014 has been confirmed – and the British public has the opportunity to vote for the leading female sports team of this year.

30. October 116
Women sport news - Opals star Taylor inks deal with Dandenong

Opals star Taylor inks deal with Dandenong

Australia national team star Penny Taylor has signed an agreement with Dandenong Rangers which will see her play club basketball in her homeland for the first time in more than a decade.

29. October 96
Women sport news - Porsche extends its successful tennis partnership with Germany

Porsche extends its successful tennis partnership with Germany

The automotive manufacturer has extended its contract as the Premium Partner of the Deutsche Tennis Bund (DTB – German Tennis Association) and the sponsor of Porsche Team Germany and Porsche Talent Team Germany for a further three years until 2017.

29. October 89
Women sport news - Blatchford Wins Second Title In Two Months

Blatchford Wins Second Title In Two Months

After securing her second WSA World Tour title in two months at The Manulife Investments WSA Tournament at Club Meadowvale in Canada, USA number three Olivia Blatchford has boosted her chances of improving on her highest world ranking of 32 in next month's WSA list.

28. October 135
Women sport news - Rio Olympic and Paralympic triathlon test event dates confirmed for 2015

Rio Olympic and Paralympic triathlon test event dates confirmed for 2015

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2.

28. October 137
Women sport news - It's silver for Gemma Steel in her quickest time at the Great South Run

It's silver for Gemma Steel in her quickest time at the Great South Run

Gemma Steel gave another demonstration of her outstanding quality in a tremendous race in the Great South Run on Sunday.

27. October 145
Women sport news - ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America Day 3.

ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America Day 3.

Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov of Russia claimed the Skate America Pairs title. Radionova skates to Gold.

27. October 114
Women sport news - “Iron Hammer” takes heart from encouraging new start

“Iron Hammer” takes heart from encouraging new start

It had been 16 years since China last stepped foot on the podium at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, but their success at Italy 2014 earlier this month offers much encouragement

Part of staying healthy and fit is avoiding the abuse of alcohol or other substances. If you or somebody you know has a problem with substance abuse, we highly recommend the Ohio drug rehab center at The Ridge.
UP
Have you read it?
Silver Ferns take Taini Jamison trophy with dominant defensive display

New Zealand produced a phenomenal defensive display to defeat England 52-38 this morning in Palmerston North and lift the Taini Jamison trophy.

Sportswomen of the year awards 2014 shortlist announced – get voting!

THE SHORTLIST of finalists for The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2014 has been confirmed – and the British public has the opportunity to vote for the leading female sports team of this year.

Please follow us