Mark Beretta’s Greatest Moments in Australian Sport
by Mark Beretta with Neil Cadigan
Mark Beretta OAM is a journalist, TV host, author, national water-ski champion, and Australia’s most-watched sports presenter. But first, foremost, and most fervently he is a sports fan. He’s spent his whole life either competing in, commentating on, or just enjoying sport. Since starting as an eager young radio sports reporter in 1990, and then joining the Seven Network in 1995 – a role that’s taken him to 13 Olympic Games and just about every major sporting event in between – Mark has had the privilege of being up close to history in the making, including many special moments that this sports-mad nation will never forget. But which were the sporting moments that really got his heart racing, hairs tingling and tears flowing?
In Mark Beretta’s Greatest Moments in Australian Sport, Mark audaciously counts down to the greatest of them all, from the Australian Women’s T20 World Cup cricket win to … well, you’ll just have to see. It could be Steve Waugh’s last-ball century at the SCG, Ariarne Titmus defeating the greatest female swimmer of all time, John Aloisi’s penalty against Uruguay or Ian Thorpe’s five gold medals in Athens. Cadel Evans’s Tour de France and Adam Scott’s US Masters could both be worthy winners, as could Ash Barty’s Wimbledon win or Cathy Freeman’s heroics at the Sydney Olympics. Australia is lucky to have a sporting history like no other.
You might not agree with the ranking, but you will love reliving these special sporting moments from the best vantage point in Australian sport.