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

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Sport May 09, 2015

Keeping up with the Jones: Taylor McKeown, swimmer, 20

Commonwealth Games 200-metres breaststroke gold medallist Taylor McKeown reveals her animal instincts.

Sport May 02, 2015

Astro Girl:Alex Chambers, 36, mixed martial artist

Meet the astrophysicist who packs one heck of a punch.

Sport April 18, 2015

The natural: Holly Ferling, 19, cricketer

Her dad thought girls don’t play cricket, but Holly Ferling, rising star of the sport, proved him very wrong.

Sport April 11, 2015

Blazing paddles: Jessica Fox, 20, canoeist

Jessica Fox, C-1 and K-1 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist, talks about taking on the rapids.

Sport April 04, 2015

The captain: Bob Murphy, 32, Australian rules footballer

Rascally Bob Murphy on finding inspiration for his writing and loving the Bulldogs.

Sport March 28, 2015

The professor: Cameron McEvoy, 20, swimmer

Is this Australia's brainiest sportsman?

Sport March 21, 2015

The finisher: James Faulkner, 24, cricketer

Cricket allrounder James Faulkner on closing out the big games.

Sport March 14, 2015

Making waves: Felicity Palmateer, 22, surfer

A love of the ocean led Felicity Palmateer to both surfing and creating art.

Sport March 07, 2015

Back in the saddle: Kimberley Wells, 29, cyclist

Champion cyclist Kimberley Wells on practising medicine, beating pneumonia and Lance Armstrong's fall from grace.