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

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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.

Sport April 05, 2014

The hard hitter: Bec Rawlings, 25, mixed martial arts

Describing herself as an "inflictor of ridiculously stylish violence", Bec Rawlings is the first Australian female fighter to sign with the Invicta Fighting Championships.

Sport March 29, 2014

Forward thinking: Ben Te’o, 27, rugby league player

After a difficult year, rugby league player Ben Te'o is being tipped as a possible future Rabbitohs captain.

Sport March 22, 2014

Twenty20 vision: Brad Hodge, 39, cricketer

Brad Hodge discusses representing Australia again in the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.

Sport March 15, 2014

The great defender: Laura Geitz, 27, netball player

The Australian Diamonds captain on why she nearly quit netball.