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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.

Sport

Years on national team

5

Coach

Piero Saccetta (2011 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Collingwood (VIC, Australia)

Education

Secondary

Henry Kendal High (NSW, Australia)


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