Australia win the Global Cup in 4 sports in 2013

Adam Scott (Australia) Masters' winner 2013
On the back of a late surge Australia have finished in the top ten of the 2013 GSN Global Cup for the sixth year in succession, one of seven countries to do so.
Australia eventually finished tenth overall, the same as in 2012, just ahead of Japan. The Aussies finished seventh in the Global Cup – Men, and 12th in the Global Cup – Women, and scored points in a total of 31 sports, coming first in four (Rugby League, Cricket, BMX and Surfing), second in three (Swimming, Track Cycling and Body Boarding) and third in two (Mountain Bike and Softball).
Swimming was once again the most productive point-scoring sport (19.2% of the total), and a wonderful year in Golf meant that these two sports alone contributed almost one-third of the final points tally.
After finishing ninth in the Per Capita Cup in 2012 Australia slipped back to 13th in 2013, their equal-lowest finish in that category, but remain the only nation to have finished in the top ten of both the Global Cup and Per Capita Cup, having achieved the double twice (2008, 2012). Perhaps the four-year gap is not a coincidence.

2013 will be remembered by Australian sports fans for victories in World Cups (Rugby League, Women`s Cricket), the regaining of the Ashes (vs England in Cricket), and for the performances of numerous individual World Champions. For many though, the defining moment will remain Adam Scott`s 15-foot putt on the second play-off hole of the Masters. 77 years on, and nine runners-up later, there is…finally, an Australian Champion.