Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the 2018 Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport June 21, 2014

High point: Patty Mills, 25, basketballer

He shoots; he scores… How star Aussie export Patty Mills set the NBA alight.

Sport June 07, 2014

Brothers in arms: Tommy Berry, 23, jockey

Each time jockey Tommy Berry climbs aboard his mount, he's hoping to make his late identical twin brother proud.

Sport May 31, 2014

Golden girl: Alicia Coutts, 26, swimmer

Only three Australians have taken home five medals from a single Olympic Games. We meet one of them.

Sport May 24, 2014

Front and centre: Tameka Butt, 22, soccer player

As the Australian women's soccer team gets set to face Japan in the 2014 Asian Cup decider, we talk to Matildas midfielder Tameka Butt.

Sport May 17, 2014

Speed demon: Jamie Whincup, 31, V8 Supercars driver

Australian motorsport great Jamie Whincup on how much he hates to lose.

Sport May 03, 2014

Fast on her feet: Miao Miao, 33, table tennis player

Australia’s most successful table tennis player, Miao Miao compares table tennis in China and Australia.

Sport April 26, 2014

Taking his breaks: Neil Robertson, 32, snooker player

How our top snooker player's career came together right on cue.

Sport April 19, 2014

The lionheart: Alex Leapai, 34, boxer

The first Australian boxer to challenge for the unified heavyweight title since 1908.

Sport April 12, 2014

The axeman cometh: Brad De Losa, 36, woodchopper

World champion woodchopper Brad De Losa talks about landing those heavy blows.