Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport March 09, 2019

How cyclist Peter Milostic got back on track

When chronic fatigue threatened to stop him competing at an elite level, masters cyclist Peter Milostic turned his focus to nutrition and health, and was able to step up another gear.

Sport November 17, 2018

Going off: Sophie Molineux, 20, cricketer

As she competes in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Australian cricketer Sophie Molineux talks about the advantages of being a left-handed all-rounder and why she no longer bowls a wrong ’un.

Sport October 06, 2018

Life’s a pitch: Simone Wearne, 37, baseball manager

How Simone Wearne followed her parents and grandparents into baseball, and became a world champion.

Sport September 15, 2018

Swing shift: Su Oh, 22, golfer

Golfer Su Oh on keeping her game simple and trying to find the right balance amid a crazy life on the road with the LPGA tour.

Sport July 21, 2018

Next wave: Kobie Enright, 18, surfer

Kobie Enright on going from competitive child to champion surfer, and the creativity needed to succeed in her sport.

Sport July 14, 2018

Gaming machine: Brandon ‘Claire’ Nguyen, 20, eSports player

Brandon “Claire” Nguyen on giving up a ‘normal life’ for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play eSports full-time.

Sport June 02, 2018

Fighting spirit: Tai Tuivasa, 25, mixed martial artist

Mixed martial artist Tai Tuivasa on being a proud Indigenous Australian and the gladiatorial challenges of cage fighting.

Sport May 12, 2018

Heart and soul: Ashleigh Hewson, 38, rugby player

Wallaroo Ashleigh Hewson on how rugby union burned into her soul and why she’d love to get into coaching.

Sport May 05, 2018

Molly’s game: Molly Taylor, 29, rally driver

Molly Taylor on the cruelties of motorsport and why rally driving never gets boring.

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