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

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Sport 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.

Sport February 25, 2017

A life in waves: Cooper Chapman, 22, surfer

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

Sport February 18, 2017

Strike force: Jason Belmonte, 33, tenpin bowler

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

Sport November 12, 2016

Hitting it hard: Grace Harris, 23, cricketer

Cricketer Grace Harris on smashing boundaries and her love of ice-cream.

Sport October 29, 2016

Pace odyssey: Liam Hatcher, 20, cricketer

Fast bowler Liam Hatcher on being able to take as good as you give.

Sport October 15, 2016

Down to business: Jeromie Hill, 25, basketballer

The Sydney Kings’ Jeromie Hill on the strength of our National Basketball League.

Sport September 24, 2016

Rebounding: Lauren Jackson, 35, basketballer turned administrator

Lauren Jackson on the intensity of being one of the world’s best basketballers, and the heartache of retiring.

Sport September 17, 2016

Staying strong: Gearoid Towey, 39, rower

World champion rower Gearoid Towey on the challenges facing elite athletes when they retire.

Sport September 03, 2016

Up to speed: Amanda Reid, 19, cyclist

Paralympian Amanda Reid on loving the thrill and speed of track cycling.