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Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France? Shane Warne on the Ashes of 1993? What is your favorite Aussie sport moment of all time? Choose from our top 10

Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France? Shane Warne on the Ashes of 1993? What is your favorite Aussie sport moment of all time? Choose from our top 10

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  • Vote in our survey to name the best sports performance in the history of Australia
  • Including Leo Barry at AFL Grand Final 2005, Donald Bradman at 1930 Ashes
  • Includes Pat Cash’s Wimbledon victory in 1987 and Cathy Freeman’s medal

Whether England is beaten 5-0 in the Ashes or fighting like the Socceroos did during the 2006 World Cup, Australia is without a doubt a great sporting nation.

And now that the Commonwealth Games will soon again offer a stage on which it will shine green and gold, it’s time for your favorite ‘Yes!’ To choose. sporting moment of all time.

From classic cricket to the Tour de France and even an unexpected victory over the Winter Olympics, we have chosen these the top 10 historical moments when the Aussies were at the top.

Which of these sports moments do you think are the greatest in the history of Australian sport? Vote in our poll below.

Legendary: John Aloisi celebrates the victory over Japan in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup ... an iconic moment for Socceroo

Legendary: John Aloisi celebrates the victory over Japan in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup … an iconic moment for Socceroo

1. Defeat the Samurai

John Aloisi’s punishment against Uruguay in 2005 was the iconic image of the Socceroos play-off victory to qualify for a first World Cup Final since 1974.

But the victory over Japan in the group stage of 2006 was just as unforgettable. At 0-1, attackers Tim Cahill, Josh Kennedy and Aloisi were submerged. Two goals from Cahill and a late from Aloisi have made history.

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What is your top Aussie sport moment of all time?

  • John Aloisi’s goal against Japan in 2006 81 votes
  • The Steven Bradbury Winter Olympics in 2002 216 votes
  • Cathy Freeman in Sydney 2000 118 votes
  • Ian Thorpe in Sydney 2000 98 votes
  • Australia II in the America’s Cup of 1983 191 votes
  • Pat Cash won Wimbledon in 1987 19 votes
  • Shane Warne on Ashes 1993 56 votes
  • Donald Bradman at Ashes 1930 56 votes
  • Leo Barry in the AFL Grand Final 2005 12 votes
  • Tour de France of Cadel Evans in 2011 106 votes

2. Unexpected hero

Skater Steven Bradbury struggled a lifetime to reach a final of the Winter Olympics, but he is more known for the accident of his opponents in Salt Lake City 2002.

He kissed gold for Australia’s first individual Winter Olympics when the other four finalists fell into the final corner.

Gliding to the finish: Steve Bradbury celebrates his unexpected win at the 2002 Winter Olympics final

Gliding to the finish: Steve Bradbury celebrates his unexpected win at the 2002 Winter Olympics final

Gliding to the finish: Steve Bradbury celebrates his unexpected win at the 2002 Winter Olympics final

3. Everyone is Cathy

When Cathy Freeman felt the weight of a nation’s expectations on her shoulders in Sydney 2000 after lighting the flame of the Olympic opening ceremony, the hero in the skin did not show it as she kicked away in the final corner of the 400m.

Her relief as she paraded with the Aboriginal and Australian flags was clear, however, and just as special a moment as the race itself.

Nation's sweetheart: Cathy Freeman was Australia proud of her multiple gold medals in Olympic and Commonwealth Games

Nation's sweetheart: Cathy Freeman was Australia proud of her multiple gold medals in Olympic and Commonwealth Games

Nation’s sweetheart: Cathy Freeman was Australia proud of her multiple gold medals in Olympic and Commonwealth Games

4. The Thorpedo

Ian Thorpe’s giant dive into the Sydney 2000 4x100m freestyle relay – which the US had not lost since it was introduced in 1964 – was special.

Klim took the lead, Fydler and Kallus holding it … then Thorpe. Fresh from 400m gold, he gave rival Gary Hall Jr a master class, he gave half a body length before he engulfed him when it came down.

Triumph: Ian Thorpe rejoices after winning the 200 m freestyle final for men at the 2004 Olympic Games in the Olympic Aquatic Center in Athens

Triumph: Ian Thorpe rejoices after winning the 200 m freestyle final for men at the 2004 Olympic Games in the Olympic Aquatic Center in Athens

Triumph: Ian Thorpe rejoices after winning the 200 m freestyle final for men at the 2004 Olympic Games in the Olympic Aquatic Center in Athens

Going for gold: Ian Thorpe's wonderful career included some spectacular Olympic victories

Going for gold: Ian Thorpe's wonderful career included some spectacular Olympic victories

Going for gold: Ian Thorpe’s glittering career included some spectacular Olympic victories

5. David beats Goliath

The triumph of Australia II in the America’s Cup in 1983 appealed to the imagination of the nation.

David defeated Goliath – the US – and ended their 132-year dominance.

The scenes on the Constitution Dock were inspiring when John Bertrand’s ship docked with skipper.

Prime Minister Bob Hawke said famously: “Every boss who fires someone because he doesn’t show up today is a wanderer.”

6. Set a new standard

Pat Cash was more than an underdog to beat world No. 1 Ivan Lendl in the 1987 Wimbledon final.

The Melbourne serve volleyer was supposed to fold, but he refused and won in straight sets.

With his iconic checkered headband, Cash also became the first champion winner to climb in the stands of the All England Club.

Tennis champion: Pat Cash started the trend to climb to the box after winning Wimbledon in 1987

Tennis champion: Pat Cash started the trend to climb to the box after winning Wimbledon in 1987

Tennis champion: Pat Cash started the trend to climb to the box after winning Wimbledon in 1987

7. Ball of the century

Shane Warne took 708 wickets in 145 career tests, but his first delivery in Ashes cricket at Old Trafford in 1993 must be the most memorable.

Mike Gatting had no idea when Warne threw his “looser” out of the leg, turned it like a demon and cut off the top of the stump. Gatting was stunned. Fans still wonder.

Cricket Legend: Shane Warne's first delivery in the 1993 Ashes was perhaps his most memorable

Cricket Legend: Shane Warne's first delivery in the 1993 Ashes was perhaps his most memorable

Cricket Legend: Shane Warne’s first delivery in the 1993 Ashes was perhaps his most memorable

8. The Don dominates

The greatest achievement of cricket’s best batsman cannot be ignored. 334 from Sir Donald Bradman, not in 1930 in Headingley, was furious.

He ripped the attack in England, which won the previous Ashes series 4-1, scored 309 points in the opening day game – even with modern developments, no one equaled that achievement.

The greatest batsman of all time: Sir Donald Bradman tore the English team apart in the Ashes of 1930

The greatest batsman of all time: Sir Donald Bradman tore the English team apart in the Ashes of 1930

The greatest batsman of all time: Sir Donald Bradman tore the English team apart in the Ashes of 1930

9. Above the package

Alex Jesaulenko’s “sign of the century” from 1970 was crowned by the fearless grip of Leo Barry in the AFL Grand Final 2005 that ended the 72-year drought in Sydney.

The full-back showed no attention to personal safety that fell into the pack and devised the pill – a decisive act for the swans and an exclamation mark for a man-of-the-match attempt.

Pack the yellow jersey: Cadel Evans blinded the audience with an acceptance speech in both French and English when he won the Tour de France in 2011

Pack the yellow jersey: Cadel Evans blinded the audience with an acceptance speech in both French and English when he won the Tour de France in 2011

Pack the yellow jersey: Cadel Evans blinded the audience with an acceptance speech in both French and English when he won the Tour de France in 2011

10. Vive l´Australia

Cadel Evans overcame the chances of winning the Tour de France 2011.

He reached the peak of his sport through determined determination and deception and fought against the elements and politics that make the race a competition.

He then accepted his crown with class – a speech in French and then English earned him admiration far beyond his home borders.

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