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Our Australian athletes are currently all over the globe training and competing. Here's a selection of photos to recap on the performances and whereabouts of some of our Aussie Olympians last week.
ATHLETICS: Three-time Olympic medallist Jared Tallent has delivered a performance even better than his surname suggests at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow
ATHLETICS: Australia's Regan Lamble and Beki Lee have clocked personal best times to finish in 17th and 28th places respectively in the women's 20 kilometre walk around the Mall in central London.
Following the Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials, Athletics Australia has identified a further 17 athletes for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee in June subject to them meeting ongoing form and fitness requirements.
It was a double Tallent win at the IAAF Race Walking Championships in Hobart, with Jared winning the men’s 20km open in 1:23:01 and Claire winning the women’s 20km in 1:32:58, an Olympic qualifying time. While Alana Boyd set an Australian record in the pole vault on Friday night in Perth.
Regan Lamble and Claire Tallent finished 15th and 21st respectively in the 20km walk final, which was the only competition on day five of the IAAF world championships.
Benn Harradine produced the best-ever performance by an Australian male discus thrower on the global stage, finishing fifth at the world athletics championships on Tuesday.
Dual Olympic medallist Jared Tallent came within a second of his personal best time to win his second successive national title in the 20km walk in Melbourne on Saturday.