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2017 benchmark event targets (Australia's Winning Edge sports)

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
Olympic sports
Athletics World championships 2 4 0
Basketball women Asia Cup 0 0 Finish top 4
Bowls 8 Nations Events 3 4 0
Canoe World championships 2 3 0
Cycling  World Track Championships Olympic and non-Olympic disciplines 
Diving FINA World Championships 2 3 0
Equestrian Virtual Benchmark Event Rankings 2 2 1 individual and 1 team in the top 3 of 2017 Virtual Benchmark Event Rankings 
Hockey Men World League 3 - 2018 World Cup Qualification 0 0 Top 5 and qualify for 2018 World Cup
Netball Constellation Cup 1 1 0
Rowing World championships 1 2 0
Sailing Various 1 4 0
Shooting ISSF World Cups 1 2 0
Ski Snowboard/OWI World championships 2 3 0
Swimming World championship 8 12 0
Triathlon World Triathlon Grand Final (Rotterdam) 0 1 0
Water Polo Women World championships 0 0 1-1 (4th-8th) and exposing new athletes to international competition
Paralympic sports
Archery World championships 0 0 1 x 4th-8th
Athletics World championships 12 18 0
Basketball Men Wheelchair IWBF Asia Oceania Zone Cup 1 1
Basketball Women Wheelchair   IWBF Asia Oceania Zone Cup  1  1  0
Cycling World Track Championships 
Equestrian  Virtual Benchmark Event Rankings  1-2 athletes in the top 5 of 2017 Virtual Benchmark Event Rankings 
Ski and Snowboard  World championships 
Swimming   World championships  15 
Wheelchair Rugby  IWRF Asia Oceania Champions 

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 
Olympic sports
Archery  World championships 0 0  1-1 (4th – 8th)
Baseball World Baseball Classic 0 0 1-1 (4th – 8th)
Basketball Men Asia Cup 0 0 1-1 (4th – 8th)
Boxing Men’s world championships 0 0 1-1 (4th – 8th)
Football Women Asia Games 0 1 World Cup Qualification
Golf Major Tournaments 1 2  
Gymnastics World championships 0 0 1-2 (4th – 8th) and 1-2 (9th – 16th)
Hockey Women World League 3 - 2018 World Cup Qualification 0 0 Top 5 and qualify for 2018 World Cup
Modern Pentathlon Champion of Champions 0 1 0
Rugby7s Men World Series 0 0 0-1 (4th – 8th) & 1-1 (9th–16th)
Rugby7s Women World Series 1 1 Top 2 World Series
Softball Japan Cup 0 1 0
Squash World Doubles Championship 1 2 0
Surfing World Surf League 1 2 0
Taekwondo World championships 0 0 1-2 (4th – 8th)
Volleyball Beach World championships 0 0 1 x top-10 finish
Water Polo Men World championships 0 0 1-1 (4th – 8th) and qualification to the 2018 world championships
Weightlifting Commonwealth championships 4 5 0
Paralympic sports
Rowing World championships 0 1 Athlete group in development phase
Shooting World Shooting Para Sport (formerly IPC) World Cup 0 1 Exposing more athletes to high quality international competition
Triathlon World Triathlon Grand Final 1 2  

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 targets
 Min Max 
Badminton World rankings 0 0 Two doubles pairs ranked inside world top 20
Cricket women ODI World Cup 1 1 0
Judo World championships 0 0 2-2 (9th–16th)
Surf Life Saving International Surf Rescue 1 1 Gold medal target for team’s event
Table Tennis World cups 1 2 1-2 top 3 Commonwealth rankings at the 2017 World Cups
Volleyball Men's Indoors World Championships Qualification Tournament 0 1 0

Emerging Paralympic 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 targets
Min  Min 
Canoe World championships 1 2

0

 Table Tennis Oceania Para Championships  0 Qualify 5 athletes for the 2018 World Individual Championships 
Wheelchair Tennis  World Team Cup and world individual rankings 0

1-2 (4th-8th) and 2-3 (9th-16th)

1-2 x 4th-8th (World Team Cup 5th-8th) 

Supported Australian Paralympic Sports

Sports that receive investment from the Australian Sports Commission.

Sport Event Total medals  Non-medal targets
Min  Min 
Boccia BISFed Asia and Oceania Championships 0 0

0

Goalball Asia Pacific Champoinships  0 Qualify for the 2018 World Championships 

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