In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Gillian Rolton fell off her horse, broke a rib, and climbed back on to win a gold medal for Australia at Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Unquestionably she was one of the hardest athletes in the history of Australian sport. Her death in 2017 spurred author Mick Colliss to sit down for intimate interviews with Australia's Toughest Sportspeople.
From AFL, rugby union and cricket to aerial skiing, equestrian sports and speed skating, Australian sport has produced some of the toughest nuts around. They are the people who played on through injury or overcame potentially catastrophic setbacks to inspire a sports-loving nation. Through a series of revealing interviews, author Mick Colliss explores the extraordinary character of these outstanding athletes, and reveals the mental and physical fortitude it took for them to carry on when the rest of us would have been carried off. Australia's Toughest Sportspeople provides fascinating insights into the most memorable and awe-inspiring moments in Australian sport, as well as new and intimate details on what happened beyond the headlines.
Rick McCosker (Cricket); John Sattler (Rugby League); Alisa Camplin (Aerial Skiing); Dean Jones (Cricket); Robert DiPierdomenico (AFL); Steven Bradbury (Speed Skating); Dermott Brereton (AFL); Nathan Charles (Rugby Union); Haydn Bunton Junior (Australian Rules); Curtis McGrath (Paracanoeing); Anna Meares (Cycling) and Gillian Rolton (Equestrian).