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2014 benchmark event targets

Foundation sports

Sports with a record of achieving multi-medal or consistent team medals at Olympic, Paralympic, world championship or Commonwealth Games level.

These sports are expected to make the largest contribution towards Winning Edge targets.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Athletics Commonwealth Games 12 20  
Basketball - women World championships 1 1  
Canoeing World championships 2 4  
Cycling World championships 5 8  
Diving World cup 0 1 4-8th place (x 2)
9-16th place (x 2)
Hockey - men World cup 1 1  
Netball Commonwealth Games 1 1  
Rowing World championships 3 5  
Sailing World championships 4 4  
Shooting World championships 0 1 4-8th place (x 3)
9-16th place (x 3)
Swimming Commonwealth Games 53 55  
Triathlon ITU Final 1 2  
Water polo - women World cup 0 1 Top 4

Paralympic sports

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Athletics - para Commonwealth Games 5 7  
Cycling - para World championships 13 17  
Equestrian - para World Equestrian Games 1 1  
Sailing - para World championships 1 2  
Swimming - para Commonwealth Games 4 6  
Wheelchair basketball World championships 2 2  
Wheelchair rugby World championships 1 1  

Prospective sports

Sports with success at the last Olympic or Paralympic Games or World championships, and likely to medal at the next Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Equestrian World Equestrian Games 1 1  
Golf Championship events 1 2  
Gymnastics World championships 0 1 4-8th place (x 2)
9-16th place (x 2)
Tennis Grand slams 3 4  

Paralympic sports

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Rowing - para World championships 1 2  
Shooting - para World championships 0 1 4-8th place (x 3)
9-16th place (x 3)
Triathlon - para World championships 2 3  

Emerging sports

Sports likely to achieve a top eight finish and have an outside medal chance at the next Olympic Games, or likely to achieve a medal at the next Paralympic Games. These sports have longer term potential.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Archery World cup - - 4-8th place (x 2)
Badminton World championships - - 17-32nd place (x 3)
Basketball - men World championships - - 4-8th place (x 1)
Boxing World championships 0 1 4-8th place (x 1)
Football - women Asian Cup - - Top 4
Hockey - women World cup 1 1  
Judo World championships - - 9-16th place (x 2)
Rugby 7's - men IRB Sevens World Series - - Top 7
Rugby 7's - women
IRB Sevens World Series
 -  - Top 4
Taekwondo* World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final
- - Top 8 (x2)
Volleyball beach FIVB World Tour  - - 9-16th place (x 2)
Volleyball indoor - men World championships  - - 4-8th place (x 1)
Water polo - men  World cup - - 4-8th place (x 1)

*notional target

Paralympic sports

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Canoeing - para World championships 1 2  
Powerlifting - para World championships 0 1 4-8th place (x 2)
Table tennis - para World championships 0 1 4-8th place (x 1)
9-16th place (x 4)
Wheelchair tennis - para World rankings 1 1  

National and/or iconic sports

Sports with gold medal success at the Commonwealth Games or culturally significant sports with gold medal success  at a world championships.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Bowls Commonwealth Games 4 7  
Cricket - men
T20 World Cup
1 1
 
Cricket - women T20 World Cup 1 1  
Football - men (Olyroos)
Asian Football Confederation under-22 championships - - Top 8
Motorcycling Moto GP - - 4-8th place (x 1)
9-16th place (x 1)
Motor sport Formula 1 0 1 4-8th place (x 1)
Rugby league - men 4 Nations 1 1  
Squash Commonwealth Games 2 4  
Surfing World Tour 3
4
 
Surf life saving World championships 1 1  
Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 1 3  

Supported Australian Sports

Sports that receive investment from the Australian Sports Commission via Whole of Sport of Participation grants.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min Max
Boccia - para World Cup - - 4-8th place (x 1)
9-16th place (x 1)
Goalball - para Malmo Intercup - - 4-8th place (x 1)

2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Sport Total medal target Actual medal
Min Max
Olympic Winter Games 2 4 gold silver bronze total
0 2 1 3
Paralympic Winter Games 2 5     2 2

2014 Commonwealth Games Targets

Sport Total medal target Non-medal target
Min Max
Athletics 12 20  
Badminton 1 3  
Bowls 2 5  
Boxing 0 2 4-8th place (x 2)
Cycling 10 15  
Diving 8 10  
Gymnastics 10 16  
Hockey - men 1 1  
Hockey - women 1 1  
Judo 4 6  
Netball 1 1  
Rugby 7s - men 0 1 Top 4
Shooting 3 6  
Squash 2 4  
Swimming 53 55  
Triathlon 2 3  
Weightlifting 1 3  

Paralympics sports

Sport Total medal target Non-medal target
Min Max
Athletics - para 5 7  
Bowls - para 2 2  
Cycling - para 2 3  
Powerlifting - para 0 2 4-8th place (x 2)
Swimming - para 4 6  

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