Australia's Greatest Athlete in 2009

A TV sporting challenge show to find Australia's greatest athlete, sponsored by Rexona, has been running since 2009. Here are details of the frist series of Rexona Australia's Greatest Athlete from 2009. Top athletes from a range of sports were chosen, with each athlete tested in 15 challenges and the winner determined by the athlete that performs the best across all 15 tasks. See more on Australia's Greatest Athlete, and also a discussion about TV Athlete Challenges, part of the attempt to find the World's Greatest Athlete.

stopwatch2009 Athletes

In the first season of the show, NRL star Bill Slater was crowned Australia's Greatest Athlete ahead of Jamie Whincup and Brett Deledio. Here are the final standings.

  1. Billy Slater (Rugby League)
  2. Jamie Whincup (V8 Supercars)
  3. Brett Deledio (AFL, Richmond)
  4. Steve Hooker (Tack and Field, Pole Vault)
  5. Andrew Symonds (Cricket)
  6. Lote Tuqiri (Rugby League and Union)
  7. Ky Hurst (Surf Lifesaving IronMan)
  8. Joel Griffiths (Soccer)

2009 Challenges

In every episode competitors faced two challenges, for a totoal of 15 challenges. Firstly, they had to complete a skill challenge based on one of the specialty sports of their opponents. The second task is a test of general athletic ability, with a focus on physical attributes such as strength, speed and co-ordination.

Here are the 15 challenges:

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