/ 06 July 2021

Pack your bags you’re going to Tokyo…

Just 18 days out from the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Aussie squad has been finalised. Among the 472 athletes, 254 are women – the largest group ever. This year’s team is the 2nd largest – just short of the contingent sent to Athens in 2004. And there are a record 16 Indigenous athletes, including tennis superstar Ash Barty (who has booked a place in Wimbledon’s quarter-finals) and shooter Thomas Grice – they become the first Indigenous Olympic athletes in their sports. In total, Aussie Aussie Aussie will compete in 33 sports, including all 4 newbies – karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

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