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Steven Hooker

Steven Hooker

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57cm x 62cm. Graphite and Charcoal drawing on 350gsm,  watercolour paper rough. Phil Carrero
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Steven “Steve” Hooker OAM is an Australian pole vaulter and Olympic gold medalist. His personal best is 6.06 m, making him the second highest pole vaulter in history, behind only Sergey Bubka.

Steve Hooker became Australia’s first ever Olympic pole-vault champion when he won gold at the Beijing Olympics as he set a new Olympic record of 5.96 metres.
He was also the first Australian male to win in track-and-field in 40 years and the first by an Australian in a field event since John Winter won the high jump in London 60 years before.
After disappointing in his first Olympic appearance in 2004 as he missed the final, Hooker began to assert his dominance in the pole vault in 2006 when he won gold at the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup final, finishing the year ranked number one in the world.
After creating history in Beijing, Hooker claimed the second highest jump in history when he jumped an Australian record 6.06m in Boston in 2009.
The world record remains in the hands of the Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka at 6.14m.
In 2010 he went on to win gold at the World Indoor Championships, Continental Cup and his second Commonwealth Games gold medal in Delhi.
Phillip

Currans Hill artist Phil Carrero started as an impressionable 16 year old drawing charcoal portraits through the streets of Buenos Aires. He worked his way up from drawing to painting and begun to sell his works around that time. Coming to Australia in 1973 , at the age of 23, Mr Carrero continued his studies in Art and completed an apprenticeship for four months to get himself better acquainted with portraiture painting. Meanwhile, for almost ten years produced and sold many ship portraits and marine paintings. -After that I begun getting around 12 commissions a year for just portraits. That's the point when he begun to make a living out of painting-, he said. He paints in the Traditional, Realistic style ... English and Italian schools, his portraits can resemble the Grand Manner style of the 19th and 20th centuries in England and later, America. (extracted from "Artist has brush with thieves", Macarthur Advertiser, January 2004)