Project Description

25 October 2022
RRP: $39.99
ISBN: 9781925972986
Hardback,  272 pages
250 x 175 mm

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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.

About the Author

Mark Beretta OAM is the Sports Presenter on Australia’s number-one breakfast TV show, Sunrise, and has been at Channel Seven since 1995. An athlete himself, Mark is a 10-times Australian water ski champion, and was a silver medalist at the Singapore International Masters. In 2021, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for charitable services to the community, through his work with Tour de Cure. Mark is a Board member of Tour De Cure, and has completed 13 annual rides to raise funds for cancer research and treatment. Born in Geelong, Mark now lives in Sydney with his wife, Rachel, and their two children. His previous book was The Riders, published in 2010. Mark Beretta’s Greatest Moments in Australian Sport is his second book.