Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is the sports editor at The Canberra Times.

Canberra's Leanne Pompeani crosses sports like cyclist Michael Matthews

Chris Wilson She only took up cross country midway through last year, now Canberra runner Leanne Pompeani is contemplating scholarships in the US worth $200,000.

Gemma Tinney aims to ride at Olympics with father Stuart

Gemma Tinney, daughter Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney.

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Chris Wilson She was three when her father won gold at the Sydney 2000 Games, but Gemma Tinney incredibly wants to ride at an Olympics with her dad before he retires.

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards wins Australian heavyweight title

Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson Canberra's Ben Edwards is Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion, but he says his father, Ray, is the real fighter.

Ireland say they won't back down against AB de Villiers

The Irish cricket team at training.

Chris Wilson They will need more than the luck of the Irish to take on a rampant AB De Villiers at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards has a real fight on his hands

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson Canberra's Ben Edwards says he has a real fight on his hands, unlike footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

Phil Anderson tips Michael Matthews to win stage at Tour de France

Michael Matthews has been tipped for big things in 2015.

Chris Wilson He was the first Australian to wear the yellow leader's jersey in the Tour de France, and Phil Anderson predicts Canberra's Michael Matthews will win a stage of the world's most famous cycling race...

Rebel with a cause, Mark Jensen strikes up 800 matches

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Athletics champion Brittany McGowan sets sights on 39-year-old record

Australian 800m champion Brittany McGowan, a fashion journalism graduate, has relocated to Canberra.

Chris Wilson Australian 800m track champion Brittany McGowan has relocated to Canberra to chase one of the longest standing national records.

ABC blackout would take WNBL back to 'dark ages', claims Lucille Bailie

Stars such as Lauren Jackson could soon be lost to national free-to-air TV screens.

Chris Wilson Canberra will be part of a national protest against the ABC's decision to cut television coverage of the WNBL and W-League.

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop juggling Europe, America, Australia and motherhood

Abby Bishop

Chris Wilson Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop has met with Australian coach Brendan Joyce about a potential return to the Opals squad and changes to basketball's parental policy, but she has reaffirmed her...

Canberra boxer Steve Lovett remains undefeated with 72-second knockout

Steve Lovett.

Chris Wilson His opponent was nicknamed "The King", but Canberra boxer Steve Lovett took just 72 seconds to show US fighter James Johnson who was boss.

Soccer referee Ben Williams hits back at media critics

Controversial referee Ben Williams has hit back.

Chris Wilson Canberra referee Ben Williams has retailiated to media commentary of his controversial officiating at the Asian Cup, calling it "ill-informed" and questioning the relevance of some former players in...

Cryotherapy chamber has athletes feeling on top of the world in minus 170 degrees

Canberra boxer Steve Lovett in a cryotherapy chamber.

Chris Wilson What would prompt an athlete to stand near-naked in a claustrophobic chamber set at -170 degrees?

The Nick Kyrgios conundrum: is he confident or cocky?

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Wilson Rather than crucify Kyrgios for a silly throw-away comment in a post-match interview, perhaps Australia needs to find its equilibrium before it judges him too harshly.

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Canberra's Laura Peel wins aerial skiing world championship

Laura Peel celebrates victory in the Women's Aerials World Championship in Kreischberg, Austria.

Chris Wilson New aerial skiing world champion, Canberra's Laura Peel, was prepared to fall before she flew.

More tickets released for Big Bash League final in Canberra

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean is in the Adelaide Strikers 13-man squad for Wednesday night's game with the Hobart Hurricanes.

Chris Wilson More tickets for this month's Big Bash League final at Canberra's Manuka Oval will be released to the public at midday today.

Mike Hussey almost certain to miss Prime Minister's XI match

Mike Hussey.

Chris Wilson Mike Hussey is set to miss Wednesday's Prime Minister's XI match in Canberra.

England cricketers 'feel for Alastair Cook', but move on from Kevin Pietersen

New England captain Eoin Morgan.

Chris Wilson England players feel for dumped skipper Alastair Cook, but don't mention Kevin Pietersen.

Nick Kyrgios serves warning to tennis young guns

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Wilson Nick Kyrgios says it's premature to herald a "changing of the guard", claiming the ''big four'' still reign.

Nick Kyrgios describes Australian Open pressure as 'not a big deal'

Nick Kyrgios training at the AIS in Canberra on Wednesday.

Chris Wilson He might be a big deal in Australian tennis right now, but Nick Kyrgios says the burden of expectation isn't.