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ATHLETICS: Australia’s Zoe Buckman has clocked a new personal best in the women’s 1500 metres semi-finals but it wasn’t enough to move the 23 year-old through to the final.
ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson has started her campaign in fine style producing the fastest heat time in the history of the Olympics with her 12.57 seconds.
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.
At the Samsung Diamond League in Shanghai Dani Samuels (NSW) equaled her season’s best of 62.34m to finish third in the women’s discus while in the 1500m Kaila McKnight (Vic) came sixth and set a new personal best time of 4:05.61.
IAAF world indoor long jump silver medallist Henry Frayne will make his Samsung Diamond League debut in Shanghai (CHN) on Saturday night, in the men’s triple jump.
The men’s 4x400m relay team has moved one step closer to confirming a lane in London after clocking 3:01.58 for second at the Colorful Daegu Meet in Daegu (KOR) overnight.
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.
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 (Vic) was the first Australian athlete across the line in the men’s 20km walk final this morning, as Valeriy Borchin (RUS) headed home with the gold medal in a fast paced affair at the 2011 IAAF world championships.