Athens judo Australia team named
The Australian Olympic Committee has named an 11-member judo team for the Athens Olympics. Sydney bronze medallist Maria Pekli from Melbourne is considered Australia's main hope for a medal, following her fifth placing in last year's World Championships.
The team contains six first-time Olympians, including heavyweight Semir Pepic, who moved to Australia from Slovakia two years ago.
Heath Young; Andrew Collett; Morgan Endicott-Davies; Daniel Kelly; Martin Kelly; Semir Pepic; Sonya Chervonsky; Maria Pekli; Carly Dixon; Catherine Arlove; Jessica Malone.