Up to speed: Amanda Reid, 19, cyclist

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

Different strokes: Jarrod Poort, 21, long-distance swimmer

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Open-water swimmer Jarrod Poort’s plan to make waves in Rio.

Super fish: Mack Horton, 19, swimmer

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Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mack Horton on the Australian swim team’s cultural turnaround.

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

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

The professor: Cameron McEvoy, 20, swimmer

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Is this Australia's brainiest sportsman?

Gold rush: Ellie Cole, 23, swimmer and wheelchair basketball player

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Four-time London Paralympics gold medallist Ellie Cole on the shock of being a champion.

Making a splash: Cate Campbell, 22, swimmer

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Her best friends were always the nerds and never the jocks, but then Cate Campbell fell in love with winning.

Golden girl: Alicia Coutts, 26, swimmer

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