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On the first day of competition at the London Diamond League Mitchell Watt won the long jump while Collis Birmingham set a new personal best to finish second in the men’s 5000m.
The eighth stop of the Samsung Diamond League circuit will see 13 Flame athletes compete in London, exactly two weeks before the Opening Ceremony takes place in the capital city.
Tasmania Tristan Thomas has clocked 49.39 for second in Geneva to etch a first Athletics Australia 400m hurdles qualifier for the Olympic Games next to his name.
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.
Resurgent Craig Mottram provided the perfect denouement to the Australian Olympic track and field trials, booking his place on a fourth successive Games team.
No less than three reigning Olympic and seven Commonwealth champions will join five world and two world indoor gold medallists at the Sydney Track Classic at Homebush this Saturday as the Qantas Australian Athletics Tour continues to thrill crowds across the country.
Victorian Collis Birmingham has delivered the outstanding performance of the Briggs Athletics Classic in Hobart, crossing the line in 13:15.57 to win the men’s 5000m and record his second Athletics Australia qualifier for the Olympic Games.
Sally Pearson won the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League in Birmingham in a time of 12.48, which is both the fastest time in the world this year and a new national record.
Josphat Menjo (KEN) last night marked the 50th anniversary of the Zatopek:10 in style, posting the fastest winning time for the feature men’s 10,000m event since 1998.The fastest man over 10,000m in the world this year, Menjo tonight turned on a dominant display at Melbourne Olympic Park to cross the line in 27:29.80 and post an emphatic victory over the field.