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Olympic Information

  • 2004 Athens - 6th (4x100m relay); 20th (100m)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (4x100m) - 2012 Kawasaki Golden Grand Prix (Kawasaki, Japan)
  • 1st (100m) - 2012 Melbourne Australian Open (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 6th (100m) - 2012 Melbourne Track Classic (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 8th (100m) - 2012 Sydney Track Classic (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (100m) - 2012 Adelaide Track Classic (Adelaide, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the Stawell Gift from scratch
  • Making the World Championship semi-final in 2005
  • Winning a record six Australian 100m Titles

Interesting Facts

  • Indigenous sprinter Josh Ross is a six-time national champion. The oldest member of the 4x100m relay team at 31, Ross also clocked the fastest time out of the quartet in qualifying for the Games.
  • Ross almost scored an individual 100m berth with a blistering Olympic A qualifier of 10.16 in May, but the time was deemed illegal due to a +2.9 tailwind.
  • Ross completed a comeback of sorts just to qualify for London. An Olympic quarter-finalist in 2004, Ross missed the Beijing Games and began chasing a dream to become the first Australian to play wide receiver in the NFL in America.
  • Ross rates as the third fastest Australian of all time, after Matt Shirvington and Patrick Johnson. His personal best is 10.08 which he set in 2007.
  • He won the Stawell gift in 2003 and also in 2005 off the scratch mark, making him just the third person to win the event twice.


Years on national team



Piero Saccetta (2011 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia


Collingwood (VIC, Australia)



Henry Kendal High (NSW, Australia)

Athletics Team

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