Sport has been an essential activity of the Australian lifestyle

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Sport has been an essential activity of the Australian lifestyle

The most popular sports games in Australia are soccer, swimming, basketball, AFL, tennis, and cricket. The country has been home to many legends when it comes to sport, such as Don Bradman (Cricket), Ron Barassi (football), Rod Laver (tennis), and Cathy Freeman (Olympic gold medalist). Here is the list of current top Australian athletes: 1. Ben Simmons: Benjamin David Simmons is a professional basketball player who plays under the NBA of Australia. He career started in the sophomore year of his school and after that, there was no looking back. His professional career as a player for Philadelphia 76ers took a kick start in 2016. Although, he got wounded during the final training camp and was ruled out for the whole season. In the conclusion of next season of 2017-18, he was named the rookie of the season and was awarded NBA all-rookie first team honors. 2. Jason Day: He is a PGA Tour associate and a professional golfer. He started his career as a professional player in 2006 after he won a green jacket at the master of the amateur. Later in 2010, he achieved the title of the youngest Australian professional to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship. In June 2011, Jason was ranked number ninth in the worlds top 10 rankings. After that Day continues his hot streak with wins and becomes the number one player in 2015. His career continued to bloom till 2018 until he suffered from chronic back pain in 2019 and is currently going through various therapies to battle the pain. 3. Sam Kerr: Samantha May Kerr is an association football player, who is playing forward for Australian womens national soccer team. She started her club career in 2006 with western knights and then moved to Perth glory in 2009. Later she was first introduced in an international team for Australias senior national team. After that, she continued to play for Australia and was chosen in the team for 2010 AFC Asian Cup and FIFA Womens World Cup 2011. Further, in 2017, she was the highest goal scorer in the Nations Tournament and was awarded to be player of the year. Currently, she is playing in the squad of FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 and contributed in the winning goal against Brazil. 4. Nick Kyrgios: Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios is a professional tennis player. His career started in 2010 when he won the title of ITF junior tour in Fiji. His professional career took a leap when he won the boys single in 2013. In the following year, he received a wildcard entry in the Wimbledon championship and defeated world number one player Rafael Nadal and reached the quarterfinals. In 2016, he had the significant victory of his career as a professional player in the Rakuten Japan Open tennis championship and entered the top 15 player charts. In the following two years, he entered his first masters final and won his first home soil title. Later he also won doubles title in Lyon. This year has not proved to be a good one till now. There are many more profound players to watch for such as David Warner & Glenn Maxwell in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and Lance Franklin & Dustin Martin in Australian Rules football. In order to discuss this further, you may visit our and join or start your own discussion and interact with other sports fans.


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12 August 2019

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