4BC - Fairfax Radio Network

What we're talking about

  • Its decision time on Terror suspect planned to behead police Consider these issues. The Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines, Ebola, ISIS and Syria. Considered in isolation they all assist the ... more
  • CRY FREEDOM on Terror raids in Australia Thanks labor for letting them in by the boat loads. more
  • Gutless Wonders on Terror raids in Australia How do you sleep at night. How can you look into your childrens eyes and not accept the fact that your actions are ... more
  • All stand in applause for WA on Terror raids in Australia How clever is WA. We should all take of our hats to their extraordinary contribution. The WA division of Fairfax radio is ... more
  • Australia is a nation under siege on Terror raids in Australia When foreign or domestic enemies attack or seek to undermine Australia, government is the first line of defence. When ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Phillip ISLAND, Bribie ISLAND ask any of there locals, they still say mainlanders, what a rediculous arguement if you build ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is ... more
  • eddie terrill on Catch up with Ken Sparkes hi ken; great show tonite 30-09;enjoy the music once again ,keep on rocking from a60s&70s listener.eddie t. more
  • Bruce Norman on Farewell Mark 'The Ear' I started listening to Mark when the 4BC came to Tasmania, and I just think the "turf teasers", even though you have to wake ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Did buy a block to build and retire to one day. It's nice to get good clean discussion about the Bridge , not to sure about ... more
  • Helen Arnall on Calls for Island bridge Private enterprises could be used to build a bridge - Look to Isle of Skye in Scotland - lots of protests, but successfully ... more
  • Dale on Crime corner Whiskey au Go Go Bluey O.Gorman loved to go the knuckle with the smartys but no way was he involved with the rat pack or ever on the take. more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Russell Island is a fast growing community with needs as any other. A bridge would give RI residents a future with ... more
  • GregHS on Calls for Island bridge Walter, if I say just one word - parking, that would crush your arguments. No matter what, growing population will not stop ... more
  • James W on Calls for Island bridge Island Owners should stump the money up, if they want it. It will be their land values that will increase to offset the ... more
  • walter on Calls for Island bridge The whole idea of island living is the apeal of seperation & apart from mainland living. A bridge would ultimately destroy ... more
  • Debbie Copnell on Kim Mothershaw Cruise Hi Kim How's the family? My father heard you advertise on radio a cruise to Gallipoli for Anzac day next year. Could you ... more
  • Craig on VIDEO: Terrorist discussion Only trouble with this video is it was created on the 16th July, that is a day before the plane was destroyed. So who is ... more

Sally: Australia's best

Posted by: Staff writers | 7 December, 2012 - 1:15 PM
Sally Pearson.

4BC Sports Today: Sally Pearson joined her two fellow London Olympic medallists in a sweep of the three major prizes at Athletics Australia's annual awards night.

And in a nod to the future, the competitor who made the biggest strides forward at the 2012 Games - surprise 400m finalist Steve Solomon - was also honoured by AA as junior athlete of the year.

Pearson was named Australia's best female athlete for the third time after another stellar year, capped by her victory in the 100m hurdles in London.

It was one of several honours bestowed recently on the reigning Olympic and world champ.

Advertisement
"At the end of the day it is a really nice thought that not just your sporting organisation is looking out for you as an outstanding athlete, it is the whole of Australia as well and the different sporting organisations are taking notice of what you have done," said the 26-year-old Pearson.

Pearson's long-time mentor coach Sharon Hannan was named senior coach of the year at the function at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

Mitchell Watt had been expected to join Pearson atop the winners' dais in London, but he had to settle for silver behind Greg Rutherford, who took advantage of a passionate home crowd to win the long jump.

Watt's efforts were still rewarded as he claimed AA's male athlete of the year award for the first time.

Walker Jared Tallent, who was second in the 50km race in London, was voted the Flame athlete of the year.

Although Pearson, Watt and Tallent were all flagged as likely London medallists in the lead-up to the Games, Solomon's efforts were also worthy of the highest praise.

After being a late inclusion in the individual 400m, the 19-year-old from Sydney clocked the three fastest times of his life, including a PB of 44.97 seconds in the semi-final.

Solomon's coach Fira Dvoskina earned junior coach of the year honours and her daughter Iryna Dvoskina was voted AWD coach of the year for her work with Evan O'Hanlon.

O'Hanlon (gold in the T38 100m and 200m at the London Paralympics) and Kelly Cartwright (silver in the T42 100m and gold in the long jump) were named athletes with a disability of the year.

Blog comments Your Say

Post a comment * Mandatory fields