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Decathlete
Stephen Cain
Achievements as an Athlete

Victorian Athletic Captain & Athlete of the Meet (National Schools Champs, Hobart 2002) Twice National U/20 Pole Vault Champion (2001, 2002)
Twice National U/20 Decathlon Champion (2001, 2002)
Three times National U/20 Decathlon Record Holder (2001, 2002, 2003)
World Junior Ranking of 2 early in 2003 and end of year ranking of 9
Victorian & Australian Decathlon Champion (2009)

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Decathlete Peter John Winter first represented Australia at the World Junior Championships in 1990. He further represented at the World Student Games in 1993. He was a Commonwealth Games silver medallist in 1994 in Victoria, Canada and first broke the Australian Record with 8074 points at that competition. He broke this record again whilst qualifying for the 1996 Summer Olympics with 8084 points after taking a year off due to an operation for a knee problem. He then competed at the 1996 Olympics in the decathlon, only to record 3 no jumps in the long jump. He was coached by highly credentialed former Ukrainian coach Efim Shuravetsky before self coaching from 1994-1996. He now has a mentoree relationship with Efim.

Source en.wikipedia.org


Alison Inverarity was selected to compete at the Games after winning the Olympic trials in August with a best clearance of 1.85 metres. Inverarity’s international career began with victory in the World Student Games in 1991. The same year she made her first senior World Championships team, making the final and finishing 11th in Tokyo.
The following year she was sensational at her Olympic debut, finishing eighth in Barcelona. In 1994 she enjoyed a successful European season, which included a jump of 1.98m to set a new Australian and Commonwealth record. She took that form into the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, and despite some nerves, she won gold. Her domestic season in 1995 was excellent as she was defeated only once, she moved to Melbourne to link up with coaches Sandro Bisetto and Efim Shuravetsky.
From there she won the national title in 1998 and won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. In March last year she won her seventh national high jump title, securing a place in the team for the World Championships in Seville.

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Tim Forsyth's first success on the international scene was in 1990 with a silver medal at the World Junior Championships. In 1992 the 19-year-old Forsyth won an Olympic bronze medal, equaling his personal best at that time of 2.34m. He went on to win another World Junior Championships silver medal, t
His ultimate personal best jump of 2.36m was set in 1997, five months before he won his last global-event medal: A bronze at the World Championships in Athens. 2.36 was his ninth Australian record, and also the Oceanian area record. Forsyth is a six-time national champion for Australia in the men's high jump event.

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DOREEN pole vaulter Paris McCathrion has proven she is a natural athlete who can excel at any sport she tries. The 15-year-old won gold at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney recently, clearing 3.9m. Paris has now qualified for the July IAAF World Youth Athletics Championships in Lille, France and is ranked Australia’s No.3 junior female pole vaulter. The Ivanhoe Grammar student also knocked Australian junior pole vault champion Liz Parnov from top spot to take out the competition. Paris said she was proud of her performance at the junior championships.

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Finally the list of the following athletes puts into perspective the brilliance of Efim when it comes to coaching, having been involved in either the identification and/or nurturing and development of each athlete to elite status.

Nick Avilov (Ukraine) – 1972 Olympic Gold, Decathlon World Record holder 8,454 points;
Lena Elesina (Russia) – 2000 Olympic Gold High Jump – 2.02m;
Tim Forsyth – 1992 Olympic Bronze High Jump – 2.36m;
Alison Inverarity – 1994 Commonwealth Gold High Jump – 1.98m;
Peter Winter -1994 Commonwealth Silver, 1996 Olympic Decathlon representative;
Scott Ferrier - -1998 Commonwealth Silver, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Decathlon representative;
Andrew Murphy -1998 Commonwealth and 2000 Olympic triple jump representative;
Michael Hazel – 1998 Commonwealth and 2000 Olympic 400m representative
Australian National Champions include:
Paul Scott – Decathlon
Peta Kennedy – Heptathlon
Kylie Coombe – Heptathlon
Sheryl Morrow – Heptathlon
Leanne Whickam – Triple Jump
Mariclode Viduka – Triple Jump