Over the weekend, the world has witnessed three splendid victories of Australians. First, there was the arrival in Sydney of 16-year-old Jessica Watson, who had just sailed non-stop around the globe.
Then there was the impressive victory of world champion Cadel Evans in a stage of the Tour of Italy.
Finally, there was the stunning victory of Mark Webber in the Grand Prix of Monaco.
In each of these three domains, the hero/heroine was backed up by solid sponsors with tons of cash, but their achievements were nevertheless heroic at a sporting level, and they deserve our admiration. Besides, one has the impression that, for each of these three exceptional individuals, even greater victories await them…