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2015 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 Australia's Winning Edge targets.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min
Max
Foundation
Athletics World championships
2
4
 
Basketball - women Oceania regional championships
1
1
 
Canoeing sprint and slalom
World championships 2
4
 
Cycling - total
World championships 5
8
 
Diving World championships 1
2

Hockey - men World league
1
1
 
Rowing World championships 4
6
 
Sailing World championships 4
5
 
Shooting World championships/world cup
0
1

Swimming World championships
13
15
 
Triathlon ITU Series Final 1
2
 
Water polo - women World championships 1
1

Winter sports
World championships
1
3
 
Commonwealth Games
Netball
World cup
1
1
 
Paralympic sports
Winter sports
World championships
1 6
 
Athletics
World championships
 23 28
 
Cycling
World championships
 12 16
 
Equestrian
CPEDI3 Boneo Park
 1 1
 
Sailing
World championships
 2 3
 
Shooting
World cup
 1 2
 
Swimming
World championships
 26 28
 
Wheelchair basketball - overall
IWBF AOZ Qualifiers
2
2
 
Wheelchair rugby
 Asia Oceania championships  1 1
 

Prospective sports

Sports with success at the last Olympic, 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
Prospective
Equestrian Various events
1
1
 
Golf Championship events 1
2
 
Gymnastics World championships 1
2

Tennis Grand slams 3
4
 
Paralympic sports
Rowing
World championships
1
2
 
Triathlon
world championships
1
2
 

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
Emerging
Archery World championships -
-
Top 8
(x2 men's individual, and men's team)
Badminton World championships -
-
17th-32nd place (x3)
Basketball - men Oceania Regional Championships
1
1

Boxing World championships - men
0
1

Football - women World cup -
-
World cup top 8/quarter finals
- Olympic qualified
Hockey - women World league
1
1
 
Judo World championships -
-
4th - 8th place (x1)
9th - 16th place (x1)
Modern pentathlon
World championships
0
1
 
Rugby 7's - men IRB series final -
-
Top 4 (Olympic qualification for men's
team via IRB series final position)
Rugby 7's - women
IRB series final
1
1

Taekwondo World championships 0
1

Volleyball beach World championships/FIVB world series
- - Top 8 (World championships (x1) and Olympic qualification)
Volleyball indoor - men Asian championships  1
1

Water polo - men  World championships - - 4th - 8th place (x1)
Paralympic sports
Canoeing
World championships
0
2
 
Table tennis
Ocenia Para Regionals
17
20
 
Wheelchair tennis
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
National and/or iconic
Football - men
Under-22 Asian championships
0
1
 
Weightlifting
Commonwealth championships
3
3
 
Bowls Asia Pacific championships
4
6
 
Squash - men
World team championships
0
1

Cricket - women
Ashes Series
1
1

Surf life saving
International Surf Rescue Challenge
1
1

Surfing World tour
3
4
 

Supported Australian Sports

Sports that receive investment from the Australian Sports Commission.

Sport Event Total medals Non-medal target
Min
Max
Supported Australian Sports
Wrestling
World championships
0
0
 
Paralympic sports
Boccia
International events
0
0
Qualify two athletes for the 2016 world championships
Goalball
IBSA World Games
0
1
 

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