McGrath has emerged as the breakout star of the Australian women’s cricket team.
The 26-year-old excelled with the ball and bat, especially with figures of 3-45 and 74 off 77 balls in the second WODI against India last September.
Against England, McGrath again dominated with 3-26 and a blistering knock of 91 not out from 49 balls on her way to being named as Player of the Series.
Fox had won just about all there was to win at World Cup level in canoeing, but an Olympic gold medal remained elusive.
She was a red-hot favourite to win the women’s canoe slalom K1 event but a costly error left her with the bronze medal.
But her gold medal hoodoo was finally erased when she won the inaugural C1 canoe slalom event as she wore the ultimate expression of relief after finishing first past the post.
Kerr is an absolute goal machine.
She scored six for the Matildas at the Tokyo Games, with her final goal making her the Matildas’ all-time top goalscorer.
At the 2022 Asian Cup, Kerr then surpassed the Australian international goalscoring record across both the Matildas and Socceroos, usurping Tim Cahill’s record of 50 goals.metasports
Oh, and she finished third in the voting for the Women’s Ballon d’Or, which is the award for the best female player in the world.
Not a bad year, if you ask us.
Emma McKeon’s suitcase when leaving the Tokyo Games might have been over the weight limit, but when you’re bringing home four gold medals and three bronze medals, we think that the Tokyo Airport staff were happy to waive those excess baggage fees.
McKeon’s absurd medal haul was the most of any female swimmer at a single Olympics and equalled the most medals won by a female athlete at a single iteration of the tournament.