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Heroes of Tokyo Olympics soak up adoration in Queensland

Queensland's Olympic and Paralympic heroes have basked in the glow of public adoration, making up for what they didn't get in Tokyo.

Curtis McGrath defends gold in Tokyo

Curtis McGrath has belied his stuttering start in Tokyo to blitz the field in the men's kayak single 200m KL2 final to win the gold medal.

Turner adds gold to Clifford’s Para bronze

Australia's James Turner has lived up to his top billing, winning the men's T36 400m final at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.

Darren Hicks wins road cycling Paralympics gold

Darren Hicks has won the first road cycling event of the Paralympic Games, taking out the men's C2 time trial in Tokyo.

Reid breaks own world record in cycling gold

Amanda Reid has broken her own world record to win Australia's third track cycling Paralympic gold medal.

Australia hits gold pause after big start

While Australia topped the medal tally after day one, it hit a gold pause on Thursday with a silver and three bronze.

Afghanistan veteran Curtis McGrath set for Tokyo

The stunning Taliban takeover in Afghanistan adds a whole new element to Curtis McGrath's Tokyo Paralympics.

How Aussies lifted for a unique Olympics

The AOC may never distil the secret but there was something undeniably remarkable and rousing about their charges' performance at Tokyo 2021.

Aussie Hannah Green equal third in Olympic golf

Australian golfer Hannah Green has thrust herself into serious contention for an historic Olympic medal with another fine round.

Ash Moloney wins stunning bronze in decathlon

Ash Moloney owes a big debt of gratitude to his selfless training partner Cedric Dubler after winning bronze in the decathlon.

Australia’s Palmer wins Olympic skateboarding gold

Teenager Keegan Palmer has won gold in the men's park to become the first Australian to win an Olympic medal in skateboarding.

Aussie kayakers win gold in K2 canoe sprint

Australian paddlers Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen have won gold in the Olympic K2 1000 metres canoe sprint.

Australia to play for beach volleyball gold

Australia will play against the USA for the women's beach volleyball Olympic gold medal after beating Latvia in their semi-final at Tokyo.

Opals exit Tokyo Games after USA mismatch

Australia have been blown away 79-55 by the United States in a women's basketball Olympic quarter-final mismatch.

Belcher, Ryan claim 470 sailing Tokyo gold

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have secured Australia's second sailing gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in style, winning the 470 medal race.

Poppy Olsen finishes 5th in skateboarding final

Newcastle's Poppy Olsen became the first Australian to make an Olympic skateboarding final, finishing in fifth.

Young Aussies break Olympic record in canoe sprint

Australian paddlers Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen have smashed the Olympic record in their Olympic K2 1000 metres heat.

Drunk flight furore for Aussie Olympians

Australia's Olympic chief is yet to unmask the drunk Australian athletes facing sanction for their rowdy return flight from the Tokyo Games.

Aussies record upset win to reach beach volleyball semi

Aussies Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy have prevailed in a beach volleyball quarter-final they likened to a gold-medal match.

Boomers refocus on USA after thumping Argentina

Patty Mills was quick to remind his Boomers teammates they "hadn't done s**t yet" after setting up an Olympic semi-final against USA.

Aussie marathon swimmer Kareena Lee wins bronze

Australia's Kareena Lee has won a bronze medal gruelling conditions in the women's Olympic marathon swimming.

Kookaburras through to Olympic hockey final

The Kookaburras will play in the men's hockey final at the Olympic Games after beating Germany 3-1 in the semi-final.

Garside guaranteed Aussie boxing medal

Harry Garside is guaranteed Australia's first Olympic boxing medal in more than 30 years, and possibly the country's first gold.

More gold waiting for Aussie sailors

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan are on the cusp of sailing gold after building an unassailable lead in the men's 470 class in Tokyo.

Bol targets gold in Olympic final

Peter Bol's remarkable journey from war-torn Sudan to Olympic Games 800m finalist will be completed on Wednesday.

Stratton finishes 7th in long jump final

Consistent Australian Brooke Stratton has finished seventh in the women's long jump at a second successive Olympics.

USA next after Opals’ miracle Games escape

The United States await the Opals after they concocted a miracle passage to the final eight in Tokyo.

Cate Campbell yet to make swim future call

After winning two gold and a bronze in Tokyo, Cate Campbell wants the emotion to settle before making a call on her competition future.

Peter Bol wins semi, into Olympic 800m final

Peter Bol has rocketed into medal contention at the Olympics after improving the Australian 800m record for the second time in as many days.

Aussie Browning wins 100m heat in Tokyo

Rohan Browning is aiming for "finals and beyond" after victory in his opening-round heat of the men's 100m at the Tokyo Olympics.

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