David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Basketball

Four Canberra Capitals to be named in extended world championships squad

David Polkinghorne Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world...

Cycling

World championships beckon

Cycling

David Polkinghorne Chloe Hosking backs Oceania road race champion as ''a great asset'' to Australia at this year's worlds.

Cycling

Narrabundah Velodrome reopening puts cyclists back on track

David Polkinghorne Paralympic gold medallist Sue Powell says the new Narrabundah Velodrome could be the difference between winning and missing out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Swimming

Swim team culture no longer toxic, says optimistic Coutts

David Polkinghorne Alicia Coutts says the Australian swimming team's much-maligned culture was ''so much better'' last year.

Paracylcling

Test spin leads Paul Kennedy to tandem racing

David Polkinghorne Paul Kennedy is a goalballer who thought cycling might help him get over a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Cycling

Track cyclist Alex Bird moves on from snub to nationals swansong

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Alex Bird says he was ''miffed'' with Cycling Australia selectors, but he bears no grudges or regrets.

Cycling

Mailman has medals in his sights

Daniel Ellis

David Polkinghorne He's spent the past 14 months delivering Adelaide's mail, now Canberra cyclist Daniel Ellis wants to deliver Australia medals at next year's world championships and Commonwealth Games.

Basketball

Nat Hurst in push to regain bounce

Australian Opals and Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Nat Hurst admits the past few weeks haven't been her best, but Opals coach Brendan Joyce was confident that form was just around the corner and encouraged her to focus on what she was doing a month...

Mountain biking

Buchanan eyes triple treat

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan preparing for the BMX world championships

David Polkinghorne For the past two years, Caroline Buchanan has ''watched her world championship jersey go to other riders''.

Cycling

Matthews ready to step up: McEwen

Michael Matthews wins stage twenty one of the 2013 Tour of Spain Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne Canberran cyclist Michael Matthews won two stages at the Tour of Spain, and is now targeting the Road World Championships.

Mountain biking

Buchanan scoops second title in a year

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan becomes only the second woman to win two world championships in the same year.

Cycling

Powell out for fun before title defence

Sport. Paralympian Sue Powell at the Sport Star of the Year Award at the Woden Tradies. 30 November 2012.    Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Sue Powell is the reigning C4 time trial and road race world champion, but she is unsure of her title defence.

Mountain biking

Henderson on the comeback trail

12 October 2012.  Sport. Journalist David Polkinghorne.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Bec Henderson with Dan McConnell as he takes a break in preparation for the Scott Australian 24 Hour MTB Championships at Stromlo Park.

David Polkinghorne Riding a mountain bike around a muddy, cold Mt Stromlo for 24 hours isn't really Bec Henderson's thing, but the event's vibe will ensure she spends a big chunk of this weekend at the Australian 24...

Mountain biking

Teammates finish lap as Batterley rides off to hospital

xray of broken collarbone.

David Polkinghorne Officially, Ian Batterley's Australian 24-hour mountain biking championships ended after just one lap, but in reality he fell agonisingly short of completing it.

Cycling

Time to bury the past as new, clean breed embraces future

Michael Matthews

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews will still join Orica-Greenedge next year and is adamant the sport is ''getting really clean'', despite team director Matthew White's admission of doping with Lance Armstrong.

Cycling

High-flying Bird hopes to land in Mexico

alex bird

David Polkinghorne Alex Bird is one step closer to representing Australia at a world track championships.

Mountain biking

Henderson homes in on shot at national title

12 October 2012.  Sport. Journalist David Polkinghorne.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Bec Henderson with Dan McConnell as he takes a break in preparation for the Scott Australian 24 Hour MTB Championships at Stromlo Park.

David Polkinghorne It's a far cry from racing in front of 20,000 at an Olympic Games, but Canberra mountain biker Bec Henderson is still excited about competing at the national championships at Stromlo this weekend.

Mountain biking

Mud flies, but Buchanan just misses title

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan has one shot left at riding at the mountain bike downhill world championships.

Rice on titles charge

David Polkinghorne For Allison Rice every race is a chance to tick off a goal, with the final box to be ticked when she becomes world champion in Holland in September.