Richard Cooke
is a journalist and writer for television. He is The Saturday Paper's sports editor.

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news July 22, 2017

Top of the table: Matthew Bolton, 38, billiards and snooker player

2017 Oceania snooker champion and two-times runner-up world champion Matthew Bolton on chasing the Australian billiards record.

news July 15, 2017

Her own league: Maddie Studdon, 22, rugby league player

Australian Jillaroo and NRL All Star Maddie Studdon on training and playing between shifts as a stevedore.

news July 08, 2017

World of pain: Robert Whittaker, 26, mixed martial artist

Mixed martial artist Robert Whittaker on why working out how to beat an opponent is a thrilling adrenalin rush.

news June 17, 2017

Silver linings: Lisa Darmanin, 25, sailor

For Rio Olympic silver medallist Lisa Darmanin ‘it’s all eyes on Tokyo’, in a bid to go one better and bring home sailing gold.

news June 03, 2017

Balancing act: Jo Brigden-Jones, 29, kayaker

Olympic kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones on how pressure – in sporting events and in her work as a paramedic – brings out the best in her.

news April 22, 2017

À la kart: Rianna O’Meara-Hunt, 15, kart driver

Karting champion Rianna O’Meara-Hunt on being too young for a driver’s licence but travelling at speeds of up to 120km/h on the racetrack.

news April 15, 2017

Pursuit force: Sam Welsford, 21, cyclist

Newly crowned world champion cyclist Sam Welsford on winning team pursuit silver in Rio, funky tan lines and his relationship with Lycra.

news February 25, 2017

A life in waves: Cooper Chapman, 22, surfer

Surfer Cooper Chapman on the power and unpredictability of the sea.

news February 18, 2017

Strike force: Jason Belmonte, 33, tenpin bowler

Jason Belmonte on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the international tenpin bowling tour.

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