Australia's Greatest Athlete (season 2)

The second season of Australia's Greatest Athlete was broadcast on the Seven Network and hosted by Mark Beretta and Tom Williams, with Ricky Ponting presenting occasional fitness tips and interviews with the competitors in video packages.[1] It was once again sponsored by Rexona, which had naming rights to the show.[2]

Australia's Greatest Athlete
Season 2
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes8
Release
Original networkSeven Network
Original release6 February –
28 February 2010
Season chronology
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Season 1
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Season 3

Filming took place on Couran Cove Island Resort on South Stradbroke Island off the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Billy Slater, who won the first season of the show, returned to defend his title. By the end of the series, Slater had successfully defended his title by just 5 points, winning the title, trophy and $10,000 for the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

The season began on 6 February 2010 and aired at 4:30 pm on both Saturdays and Sundays, and concluded on 28 February 2010.

ParticipantsEdit

EpisodesEdit

Episode 1Edit

  • Mini Iron-man Challenge
  • Poles Challenge

Episode 2Edit

  • 25 m Swimming Challenge
  • Soccer Challenge

Episode 3Edit

  • Rugby Oztag Challenge
  • Jet Ski Challenge

Episode 4Edit

  • 40m Sprint
  • Rock Climbing Challenge

Episode 5Edit

  • NRL Sled Push
  • Bench Press Challenge

Episode 6Edit

  • Core Strength Challenge
  • Kayaking Challenge

Episode 7Edit

  • V8 Buggy Challenge
  • AFL Kick For Goal

Episode 8Edit

  • pinguetChallenges

Results tableEdit

The following table shows how many points each competitor earned throughout the series.

Competitor Challenge
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Total
Mini
Ironman
Poles 25m
Swim
Soccer Rugby
Oztag
Jet Ski 40m
Sprint
Rock
Climb
NRL
Sled Push
Bench
Press
Diving Kayaking V8 Buggy AFL Kick Multisport
Challenge
Billy Slater 90 75 45 75 120 80 90 100† 90 95 95 90 90 80 200 1415
Shannon Eckstein 100† 100 100 90 100 70 80 80 45 80 95 100 70 120 180 1410
James O'Connor 80 45 90 55 45† 45 100 45 45 95 120 45 30 55 160 1055
Craig Lowndes 60 90 45 35 45 100 45 45 45 30 30 80 100† 70 140 960
Jason Culina 40 45 45 100† 90 45 45 70 80 40 110 45 80 55 60 950
Cameron Ling 70 45 45 75 45 90 45 45 70 55 50 45 60 90† 120 950
Matthew Mitcham 50 75 80 35 45 45 70 90 45 55 60† 70 40 30 100 890
Wendell Sailor 30 45 70 55 110 45 45 45 100† 70 40 45 50 40 80 870
† indicates this event was the 'sports specific challenge' for this athlete
     The contestant won the challenge
     The contestant came second in the challenge
     The contestant came last in the challenge
     The contestant won the series
     The contestant came second overall in the series
     The contestant came last overall in the series

TriviaEdit

  • Matthew Mitcham and Cameron Ling were the only competitors not to have won an event.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Matthew Mitcham For Australia's Greatest Athlete". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  2. ^ "Returning: Australia's Greatest Athlete". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2010-02-07.

External linksEdit