Australia's athletes continued their strong run of success, finding the podium at several events over the weekend and pushing for more this week.
A group of Aussies have been in good form across the weekend in two meets in Asia. On Saturday, Shanghai hosted the second leg of the Diamond League circuit, while on Sunday, Osaka was the venue for the Seiko Golden Grand Prix.
At the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama the Australian quartet of Sally Pearson, Nana Owusu-Afriyie, Riley Day, Naa Anang broke an almost two-decade old Aussie record and secured their place at the 2019 Doha World Championships.
Naa Anang has had a big year - becoming the first woman to ever win both the 100m and long jump crowns at the 2019 National Titles, jumping a personal best (PB) of 6.81 metres all while studying for her physiotherapy degree.
There was no gorging on chocolate and hot cross buns for a number of elite Aussies over the Easter/ANZAC break, with multiple athletes posting new personal best times and claiming international victories on both land and water.
Wonder-kid Sasha Zhoya burst onto the scene in blistering fashion recently, when the 16-year-old dominated in three disciplines at the 2019 National Track and Field Championships, but his athletic prowess is just the tip of the iceberg for the genetically gifted showman.
The weekend saw some impressive results for your Australian Olympians, with an athletics National Champion becoming the first woman in over ten years to go sub-2 minutes in the 800m and Aussie divers finding more medals in the pool.
History was made on day seven of the Australian Track and Field Championships which concluded at Homebush on Sunday. Naa Anang and Celeste Mucci achieved rare doubles, while Lauren Wells with her 12th title and Alwyn Jones with his 10th also stamped their names into the history books.
This week the Aussie larrikin took over the Australian Olympic Team Instagram story, to show a day in his life in Brisbane. What unfolded was a hilarious, entertaining, but insightful look into the life of one of the nation’s best throwers….
Athletes responded to the perfect conditions at the Jandakot Airport Track Classic with world championships qualifiers, an Australian record and numerous personal bests.