Notable Australian sports activities deaths in 2018

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In 2018, a number of vital Australian athletes, coaches, directors and journalists handed away.

This listing beneath goals to recognise these with vital careers and achievements. It consists of a number of members of the Sport Australia Corridor of Fame – canoeist Dennis Inexperienced, rugby league footballer Graeme Langlands and golfer Peter Thomson (Legend).

Frank Allen (1926-2018) – Australian footballer who performed 190 video games for East Perth and represented Western Australia.

Jarrod Bannister (1984-2018) – javelin thrower who gained the gold medal on the 2010 Commonwealth Video games.

Tony Benneworth (1950-2018) – Tasmanian first-class cricketer and state politician.

Jan Cameron (1947-2018) – swimming silver medallist on the 1964 Olympics, a triple medallist on the 1966 Commonwealth Video games and high-performance swimming coach.

Edwin Carr (1928-2018) – monitor sprinter on the 1952 Olympics and twin gold medallist on the 1950 British Empire Video games.

Ron Carter (1932-2018) – sports activities journalist who labored for The Age and lined Australian soccer and Olympic sports activities for 42 years.

Ron Casey OAM (1929-2018) – controversial sports activities broadcaster with the 9 and Ten networks.

John Daly OAM (1936-2018) – college bodily educator, sports activities historian and Australian Olympic athletics coach. Coached Glynis Nunn to gold within the heptathlon on the 1984 Olympics.

Peter Diversi (1932-2018) – rugby league participant who performed 130 video games with North Sydney and Manly and represented Australia and New South Wales.

Darrell Eastlake (1942-2018) – tv presenter and sports activities commentator with the 9 Community. Famous for his booming voice while commentating on rugby league, weightlifting and motorsport.

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Steve Folkes (1959-2018) – rugby league participant who performed 245 video games for Canterbury Bulldogs together with profitable 4 NSWRL premierships. Represented Australia and New South Wales and coached the Bulldogs to 2004 NRL Premiership.

Dennis Inexperienced OAM BEM (1931-2018) – canoeist who competed at 5 Olympics (1956-1972) profitable a bronze medal in 1956. Gained quite a few Australian surf ski titles and was a member of the Sport Australia Corridor of Fame.

Ian Hampshire (1948-2018) – Australian footballer who performed 113 and 111 video games for Geelong and Footscray respectively. Coached Footscray for 34 video games.

Bob Jane (1929-2018) – a motor racing driver who gained Armstrong 500 (now Bathurst 1000) 4 instances and was additionally four-time Australian Touring Automobile Champion. Inducted into the V8 Supercars Corridor of Fame.

Graeme Langlands MBE (1941-2018) – rugby league participant who performed 227 video games for St George profitable 4 premierships. Represented Australia and New South Wales in 45 and 33 matches respectively. Inducted into the Sport Australia Corridor of Fame and Australian Rugby League Corridor of Fame.

Bruce Mild (1949-2018) – Australian footballer who performed 216 video games for Port Adelaide and represented South Australia.

Jarrod Lyle (1981-2018) – a golfer who died of leukaemia on the age of 36. Gained two Internet.com titles.

John Marshall (1958-2018) – a jockey who rode Rogan Josh to victory in 1999 Melbourne Cup. As well as, rode Bart Cummings champion horses Shaftesbury Avenue and Saintly.

Harry McLeod (1924-2018) – jockey on the age of 17 rode Colonus to win the 1942 Melbourne Cup and completed second on Peter within the 1944.
Catherine Pym (1921-2018) – fencer on the 1952 Olympics and gained a bronze medal at 1950 British Empire Video games.

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Russell Renfrey (1923-2018) – Australian footballer who performed 201 video games for Geelong and a member of the Geelong aspect which gained again to again VFL premierships in 1951 and 1952.

Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE (1925-2018) – rugby union participant who performed 175 video games for Randwick. Represented Australia and New South Wales in 30 and 37 video games respectively. Lord Mayor of Sydney from 1973 to 1975.

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Ian Stanley (1948-2018) – a golfer who gained 30 skilled titles.

Peter Thomson AO CBE (1929-2018) – a golfer who gained 84 skilled titles together with the Open Championship 5 instances between 1954 and 1965. Legend of the Sport Australia Corridor of Fame and inducted into World Golf Corridor of Fame.

Geoffrey Vaughan (1933-2018) – rugby union participant with six caps for the Wallabies.

Ron Walker AC CBE (1939-2018) -sports promoter and property developer. Chairman of Melbourne Main Occasions that was answerable for profitable the internet hosting rights for the Australian Grand Prix and 2006 Commonwealth Video games.

Ray Weinberg AM (1926-2018) – hurdler who competed on the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and gained a silver medal at 1950 British Empire Video games. Coach of the athletics group on the 1968 Olympics.

Ken Wooden (1929-2018) – very long time Olympic swimming coach and notable Olympic medallists included Leisel Jones, Geoff Huegill and Jessicah Schipper.

In horse racing, Cliffs of Moher broke down throughout the Melbourne Cup and was euthanised on the finish of the race. Different notable horses to die embrace Flying Spur (1992-2018) Encosta De lago (1993-2018) and Naturalism (1988-2018)

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Sadly, throughout the yr, it was reported that the next athletes had taken their very own life – monitor and subject athlete Jarrod Bannister (33 years), AFL participant Shane Yarran (28 years), bike owner Jonathan Cantwell (36 years) and tennis participant Todd Reid (34 years).

Many sporting organisations are actually devoting extra sources to athlete psychological well being together with the Australian Institute of Sport establishing an Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Division in early 2018.

Proof highlights that many full-time athletes discover it tough to transition out of their sport.


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