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Cook makes 5th Olympic team for Australia

Cook makes 5th Olympic team for Australia

Beach volleyball player Natalie Cook will become the first woman to compete at five Olympics for Australia after being named Friday in the country'sl team for the London Games.
The Australian Olympic Committee said 37-year-old Cook will be the only athlete, male or female, to have competed at every edition of the Olympic beach volleyball competition since it entered the games at Atlanta in 1996.
Cook said "it blows me away that I have ... been able to hold that standard for so long." She qualified with 2008 Beijing Olympics partner Tamsin Hinchley.
The other two Australians going to London are the top-ranked team and national champions Louise Bawden and Becchara Palmer.


Updated : 2020-12-01 07:58 GMT+08:00