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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak wins King Valley Tour, but may miss remaining rounds of National Road Series

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak led from start to finish to take out the latest round of the National Road Series.


Coddington, Hurst spark drought-breaking win for Canberra Capitals Academy

Capitals player Alice Coddington.

Lee Gaskin Twenty points from Alice Coddington and 19 from Australian Opals point guard Nat Hurst helped the Canberra Capitals Academy to just their second win.


Harriet Burbidge-Smith quits school to chase BMX dream

Need for speed: Harriet Burbidge-Smith.

Lee Gaskin Canberra BMX racer Harriet Burbidge-Smith has made a ''huge gamble'' to chase her world championship and Olympic Games dreams.


Lauren Jackson undergoes surgery but Opals confident of her fitness for world champs


Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants to set the record straight on the playing future of Lauren Jackson.


Gracie Elvin climbs mountain to get back on track

Sport.  Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin is looking to defend her Australian title at the National Road Championships in Ballarat in January.  16 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Lee Gaskin National road champion Gracie Elvin credits her mountain-biking background for giving her the mental strength to reach the top.


For Sudanese refugee Bul Kuol, basketball offers huge opportunities

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin He's the Sudanese refugee who caught the eye of Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis.


Carrie Graf says not just yet for a Cannons revival

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf believes the city might not be big enough for a Cannons revival just yet.


Dante Exum handling the hoopla

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Dante Exum is taking the expectation of a potential multimillion dollar NBA contract in his stride.


Track silver for Canberra rider


Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak has won her second medal at the track World Cup round in Manchester.


Don't be too harsh on young swim team: Coutts

Alicia Coutts.

Lee Gaskin Australia's most successful swimmer at this year's Olympic Games says criticism of the team's performance in London is ''harsh'' as the review into the sport begins.


Harriet's focus on riding the Rio route


Sport: BMX racer Harriet Burbidge-Smith, 16, is racing at the ACT titles this weekend, her dream is to make it to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 28th February 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths


Lee Gaskin She watched Caroline Buchanan's Olympic campaign from a hospital bed.


Blue-sky attitude from champion cyclist

Canberra Cyclist Chloe Hosking has flown back from competing in Europe to race in the Oceania Road Cycling Championships. 
The Canberra Times
13 March 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin From riding in the snow to cruising around Lake Burley Griffin on a warm autumn day - you can't blame Chloe Hosking for losing her bearings.


Coutts considers different strokes

SPORT : centre Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts with special olympic swimmers L-R Aidan Vergano,19 of Macgregor and Rianna Benson,26 of Dunlop at the AIS pool, Bruce . 4th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Renovating houses on reality TV is one of Alicia Coutts' post-swimming career options. But before she trades in her swimsuit for a sledge hammer, Australia's most decorated swimmer at last year's...


Getting over ditch on road to Rio

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan preparing for the BMX world championships

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Caroline Buchanan will compete in Auckland from Friday, eager to retain her world time trial title.


Buchanan on top of the world

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28:  Caroline Buchanan of Australia celebrates winning the Womens Elite Final during day five of the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena on July 28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan is the new BMX world champion and has made amends for her Olympic Games heartbreak.

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Capitals lock in new talent

Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals plan on using two of Australia's most promising talents to cover the loss of Lauren Jackson.


Wiasak up for challenge at home

Sport.  Canberra cyclists Tom Palmer from Drapac Professional Cycling and Rebecca Wiasak from Suzuki- Bontrager Cycling team at the National Museum ahead of the National Capital Tour.  19 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Rebecca Wiasak's has an important role to play for the Suzuki-Bontrager squad at the National Capital Tour.

Mountain biking

World champ back on bike for next challenge

Lee Gaskin Caroline Buchanan aiming for unprecedented second world championship in the space of three months.


Born to be an Olympian

Lee Gaskin BEN TREFFERS was born to be an Olympian. Just not for Australia.


Bibby prepares for a tough year with Caps

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby expects the WNBL to be tougher than ever with the Australian Institute of Sport pulling out of the competition.