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Tony Harper

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Tony is honoured to be next man in as The Roar editor, having made his debut at the Queensland Times, Ipswich, in 1989 with a column entitled 'That's What I reckon Sport!' Has since worked as a reporter and editor with organisations including Fox Sports, Fairfax, News Corp, AAP, The AP and ACP magazines, covering four Olympics, three FIFA World Cups and WC's in cricket and rugby. Favourite team: Arsenal. Favourite question: 'Did you even watch the game?'

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I know how they feel. My year eight was 1979! Thanks for reading, and yes I’m loving it here, so many knowledgable and passionate sports fans!

'In year 8, I didn't even win my school 100m': How Jack Hale lit a flame in Rohan Browning

Fantastic insight, thanks! He does seem very smart and hopefully not too nice.

'In year 8, I didn't even win my school 100m': How Jack Hale lit a flame in Rohan Browning

I’ve been really impressed with Morgan Turinui’s punditry in the French Tests.

Who doesn't wish the incredible Ian Thorpe was an expert commentator for their favourite sport?

The inability to rewind is a pain too (especially when you’re trying to get quotes!) . When you comapre with apps such as Optus Sport. Mini matches would be great too, but maybe there is just far too much content for them to handle that workload.

Who doesn't wish the incredible Ian Thorpe was an expert commentator for their favourite sport?

The way Richard said ‘that was wild’, as if he was looking at his breakfast toast.

Who doesn't wish the incredible Ian Thorpe was an expert commentator for their favourite sport?

Richard Fox is the coolest dad in Australia, without a doubt

Who doesn't wish the incredible Ian Thorpe was an expert commentator for their favourite sport?

what a great moment that was!

Money ballers: These 23 off contract stars are the value buys in NRL player market

Love it. Too long tho

Money ballers: These 23 off contract stars are the value buys in NRL player market

I wrote headline. Didn’t want to use players twice, and star is lovely and short. But I’ll take suggestions for sure. And I want it on record that to me, all these guys are stars, if not superdooperstars

Money ballers: These 23 off contract stars are the value buys in NRL player market

Massive shock in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final with Amercian Lilly King beaten a 17-year-old teammate Lydia Jacoby, the first Alaskan born gold medallist, whose parents are boat captains.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

Superb final, with Larkin in 7th. Evgeny Rylov has taken the gold.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

Mitch Larkin off now a little slow off the blocks in his final.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

And McKeown just dropped the f-bomb on live TV when asked by channel seven what her message was.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

‘It’s something I’ve always dream of to make it reality is really amazing,” said McKeown, who lost her father to cancer last year.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

Seebohm was fifth while Masse and Smith went two and three. McKeown’s time was 57.47.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

“It just goes to show the strength of her over the last 25 metres. If you want to see a race beautifully executed that’s how yu do it,” sais Leisel Jones.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

She was in third at the halfway mark but stormed home over the final 25 metres.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

GOLD FOR MCKEOWN

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

They’re off

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

They’re on the blocks now. The lead up to this event was insane with the Olympic record broken four times in the heats and semis.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

here’s the start list for the 100m backstroke final
1 NED TOUSSAINT Kira 59.09

2 GBR DAWSON Kathleen 58.56

3 AUS McKEOWN Kaylee 58.11

4 USA SMITH Regan 57.86

5 CAN MASSE Kylie 58.09

6 USA WHITE Rhyan Elizabeth 58.46

7 AUS SEEBOHM Emily 58.59

8 ISR GORBENKO Anastasia 59.30

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

The 4x200m relay gold looks GB’s to lose now. Tom Dean 1:44.22, Scott .04s behind him.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

Thrilling race! Tom Dean of GB wins from his compatriot Scott to give the Brits a 1-2.

'F--- yeah!' McKeown's live TV f-bomb after thrilling, emotional gold medal win

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