About Tim Gavel

Sports commentator with ABC Grandstand for over 30 years Tim Gavel has called a range of sports including NRL, Super Rugby, Wallabies, Rowing World Cups, Rugby World Cups, Socceroos, Matildas, Opals, Boomers, WNBL, NBL, International Netball, Men's and Women's one day international cricket, Big Bash, World Volleyball League for Fox Sports, Rowing World Cup and National Championships for Fox Sports and the 2000 Paralympics.

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Why Christian Lealiifano is grateful for each day
Sport
Interviewing Christian Lealiifano is akin to a journey as far away from football statistics and pre-season predictions as you could possibly get. This is not surprising given his experiences over the past two-and-a-half years. As he prepares for another Super Rugby season with the Brumbies, it comes as no surprise that he takes a holistic approach to football. Thirty-one-year-old Christian...
Canberra figure skater Georgia Tongs inspired and mentored by one of ACT’s greatest
Sport
At the height of her reign as the Australian Ladies Single Champion, Miriam Manzano was one of the biggest names in Canberra sport. These days, the six times national champion is known as Miriam Manzano-Hammond. Her focus is now on developing the next generation of ACT figure skaters. Eighteen-year-old Georgia Tongs is one of her protégés. She wasn’t around when...
One of my favourite Canberra athletes rides off into the sunset
Sport
My first impression upon meeting Mathew Hayman many years ago was his height. At 1.90 metres, he is tall for a professional cyclist. The other thing I quickly discovered about Mathew is that he is a thoroughly decent person. That decency, that selfless approach, has been present throughout his 20-year pro-cycling career; a career that has now come to an...
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