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The men’s long jump final awaits Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) after he soared 7.91m (w: +0.6) to progress to the medal round on day one at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London (GBR).
With the pacing help of training partner and best mate Ryan Gregson (Vic), Luke Mathews (Vic) ran a world championships qualifier in the 1500m on the weekend.
London and the IAAF World Championships are calling for the Australian men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x400m relay teams after they ensured their automatic entry by advancing to the medals round at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau (BAH) on Sunday
It has been an amazing two years for Anneliese Rubie (NSW) and her relay teammates, and it will be that experience that inspires her when she takes to the start line at the latest instalment of the IAAF World Relays in Nassau (BAH) this weekend.
London is calling for Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) and Regan Lamble (Vic) after they won gold at the Oceania & Australian 20km Race Walking Championships in Adelaide (SA) to ensure their start at the IAAF World Championships.
Brandon Starc qualified for the final of the men’s jump just moments after watching Jamaica’s Usain Bolt become the first person in Olympic history to claim three consecutive 100m gold medals.
Australia will have a double shot at a first Olympic men’s long jump gold medal after Henry Frayne and Fabrice Lapierre both qualified for tomorrow night’s final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio.
An additional 18 track and field competitors, who have achieved the Olympic qualifying standard, have been added to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team by selectors today.
ATHLETICS: A personal best in the women’s 1500m to Melissa Duncan (Vic) has seen the 25-year-old stake her maiden claim for selection to the Australian team bound for the Beijing 2015 World Championships.