Wichita Public Schools student selected for U.S. Paralympic Team

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A Wichita Public Schools student received some exciting information on Wednesday. He was selected to compete on the US Paralympic Team. Grant Pierce is a senior at Northeast Magnet High School. He is also a wheelchair athlete who is on the Heights track team. Pierce said he was thrilled to hear … Read more

Diamonds win Australia’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal with netball title, Australia wins historic women’s cricket final

The Diamonds have won Australia’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal with a thrilling 55-51 victory over Jamaica in the netball final. Australia became the first country to reach four figures on the penultimate day of competition in Birmingham, which yielded seven golds as part of a 19-medal haul to stay well clear at the top … Read more

Race walkers ring in Minnesota Senior Games | Local News

MANKATO — Running well done can be a meditative experience, said Minnesota Senior Games athlete Karen Swisher. The technical side of the sport rewards repetitive and efficient movements. Each leg feels like a piston propelling competitors forward around and around a track. Meditation addresses the other, more mental aspect of running that Swisher enjoys just … Read more

From Oliver Hoare’s 1,500m win to the boisterous Birmingham crowds, here are our picks for the best moments from the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games gave us a bright, bold and impactful farewell to Brummie, and an uplifting handover to Victoria 2026. With the Games now officially over, we’ve picked out some of our favorite moments from the thrilling 11 days of competition. Oliver Hoare stuns the peloton by winning the 1,500m From … Read more

Tia-Clair Toomey wins sixth consecutive CrossFit Games as Ricky Garard claims third in men’s competition

Australian athlete Tia-Clair Toomey has become the most decorated athlete in CrossFit history, winning the “Fittest On Earth” title for the sixth time in a row. The Queenslander won after five days of intensive competition in Madison, Wisconsin, which included endurance events, highly skilled gymnastics and lifting tools weighing over 200 kilograms, or three times … Read more

Peter Bol takes silver in 800m at Commonwealth Games behind Kenya’s Wyclife Kinyamal

Since finishing fourth in the men’s 800 meters final at the Tokyo Olympics last year, Peter Bol has become a national hero. Everyone knows his name, his face, his story, and he felt it coming into the 800m final at the Commonwealth Games. 800m men GOLD: Wyclife Kinyamal (KEN) – 1:47.52 SILVER: Peter Bol (AUS) … Read more

Commonwealth Games live: Australia wins historic gold in women’s cricket, more golds in beach volleyball, diving, cycling and athletics

It’s the last full day of competition in Birmingham and the history-making moments are continuing. Australia has won the inaugural Commonwealth Games gold medal in women’s T20 cricket, beating India in the last over despite a positive COVID test within the team the day of the final. The Hockeyroos have won silver after losing to … Read more

Australia’s cricketers and netballers reach Commonwealth Games gold medal matches as Australia notches up wins in diving, gymnastics, athletics

Australia’s cricketers will play for Commonwealth Games gold after defeating New Zealand by five wickets in a nail-biting semi-final at Edgbaston. After being set 145 to win, Australia stumbled at the top of the order with Alyssa Healy (14 off 10) and Meg Lanning (7 off 11) both falling cheaply. However, a 29-ball 36 from … Read more

Hockeyroos reach Commonwealth Games final with penalty shootout win over India; Aussies get two medals in decathlon

The Hockeyroos get their revenge over India in the Commonwealth Games semi-finals, winning a somewhat controversial penalty shootout to reach the final against England. India shocked Australia with a 1-0 win in their quarter-final at the Tokyo Olympics last year, but there was to be no repeat in Birmingham as Australia won the penalty shootout 3-0 … Read more

Oliver Hoare wins remarkable 1,500m gold for Australia at Commonwealth Games

Australia’s Oliver Hoare came home to claim a remarkable victory in the men’s 1500 meters final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Key points: Hoare was fourth when the peloton entered the home straight He edged out Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot to win the gold medal The Australian broke a Games record and a personal best … Read more