Awards Dinner 2013




 

Athletics NSW Annual Awards Dinner 2013 

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Place: Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay

Date: Saturday 29th June

Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm Start.

Costing: $85 per ticket and $800 for a table of 10 

To purchase a ticket contact Rachel Mullane

rachel.mullane@nswathletics.org.au

(02) 9746 1122 Extension 5.

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Special Guest MC

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor

 

Career highlights include:

  • The only Australian athlete to win back-to-back National Sprint Double crowns. She has won 5 National Double crowns (1992, 93, 95, 97, 98)
  • The fastest time ever by an Australian for the 100m (11.12 seconds) run in Italy in 1994.
  • The fastest time ever by an Australian for the 200m (22.23 seconds) run in Stuttgart Germany in 1997.
  • Holds the record for the fastest 100m ever run on Australian soil (11:21 sec) 200m World Indoor Champion winning Gold at Barcelona in 1995, making her at the time, the first Australian since Betty Cuthbert to win a World Championship.
  • A bronze and silver medallist at Commonwealth Games level.
  • During the 1996/97 season, she set a string of records including five 100m/200m sprint doubles and yet another National Double crown.
  • Enjoyed her second undefeated domestic season in 1998 and claimed (for the second time) the Female Athlete of the Year Award from National Grand Prix sponsor, Optus.
  • In May 1998 Melinda placed a very creditable 3rd behind Marion Jones in the Osaka grand prix 100m.
  • At the 99 National Titles, Melinda broke Raelene Boyles long standing record when she won her sixth National crown in taking out the 100m.
  • Melinda enjoyed a phenomenal season in 2000 winning almost every race she contested and in South Africa, for the inaugural Test Series, she won the 100m and 200m in record time (although these were not official due to the tail winds). Additionally, she anchored the womens 4 x 100m relay team to not only the Gold, but to a new Australian record. Their time brought to an end the previous mark which had stood untouched for over 23 years.
  • Represented Australia at 3 Olympic Games culminating with Sydney 2000, where she was voted the female Captain of the team.
  • At the Sydney Games, Mel made the semi-finals of the 100m and finished a very credible fifth in the 200m final running her best time of the year.
  • Named Sports Personality of the Year by the readers of the Daily Telegraph at the NSW Sports Awards held at Stadium Australia in March 2000.
  • She is still the current record holder for the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m. 
  • The only Australian athlete to win back-to-back National Sprint Double crowns. She has won 5 National Double crowns (1992, 93, 95, 97, 98)
  • The fastest time ever by an Australian for the 100m (11.12 seconds) run in Italy in 1994.
  • The fastest time ever by an Australian for the 200m (22.23 seconds) run in Stuttgart Germany in 1997.
  • Holds the record for the fastest 100m ever run on Australian soil (11:21 sec) 200m World Indoor Champion winning Gold at Barcelona in 1995, making her at the time, the first Australian since Betty Cuthbert to win a World Championship.
  • A bronze and silver medallist at Commonwealth Games level.
  • During the 1996/97 season, she set a string of records including five 100m/200m sprint doubles and yet another National Double crown.
  • Enjoyed her second undefeated domestic season in 1998 and claimed (for the second time) the Female Athlete of the Year Award from National Grand Prix sponsor, Optus.
  • In May 1998 Melinda placed a very creditable 3rd behind Marion Jones in the Osaka grand prix 100m.
  • At the 99 National Titles, Melinda broke Raelene Boyles long standing record when she won her sixth National crown in taking out the 100m.
  • Melinda enjoyed a phenomenal season in 2000 winning almost every race she contested and in South Africa, for the inaugural Test Series, she won the 100m and 200m in record time (although these were not official due to the tail winds). Additionally, she anchored the womens 4 x 100m relay team to not only the Gold, but to a new Australian record. Their time brought to an end the previous mark which had stood untouched for over 23 years.
  • Represented Australia at 3 Olympic Games culminating with Sydney 2000, where she was voted the female Captain of the team.
  • At the Sydney Games, Mel made the semi-finals of the 100m and finished a very credible fifth in the 200m final running her best time of the year.
  • Named Sports Personality of the Year by the readers of the Daily Telegraph at the NSW Sports Awards held at Stadium Australia in March 2000.
  • She is still the current record holder for the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m.