It was a challenging year for athletes across the south-west navigating the pandemic through 2021.
We wanted to share with you the sporting highlights of The Standard's coverage across our daily newspaper, website and app.
Tomorrow we will delve into best photos of the year for New Year's Eve.
Thank you for all your support in 2021.
Here's a list of our top athletes and their achievements across the region this year:
The Warrnambool export was part of Australian sporting history as a member of the Boomers' bronze medal-winning Olympic basketball team.
The cricketer from Nirranda made his Victorian debut in the Sheffield Shield and is starring for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.
From Warrnambool to the world stage. Made the move from NBL powerhouse Perth Wildcats to NBA franchise Toronto Raptors after taking a role as an assistant coach.
Emotions were high when Warrnambool-trained Gold Medals won the Grand Annual Steeplechase in front of an adoring home crowd in May. It was a special moment for trainer Symon Wilde.
The Warrnambool racer was named World of Outlaws' rookie of the year after committing to a full season in America.
Finished sixth in her Olympic Games debut in the women's trap shooting competition, helping put Bookaar on the map.
Warrnambool talent who showcased her potential as one of the country's best young sprinters when, aged 14, she made the Stawell Gift final.
The North Warrnambool Eagles footballer etched his name into Hampden league history as one of the youngest Maskell Medals winners after claiming the prestigious medal aged just 18.
Warrnambool athlete who joined NCAA Big 10 powerhouse Purdue University as a kicker after earning a scholarship to play and study in America.
Became the first Warrnambool-raised footballer to play in the AFLW when she made her debut for St Kilda.
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