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ATHLETICS: The Australian men’s 4x400 metre relay team have crossed the line in sixth, been elevated to fourth following two disqualifications and just missed the final by one spot or 0.31 seconds in a drama filled two heats at the Olympic Stadium.
ATHLETICS: A confident Steve Solomon says he will use the break-out success of his individual Olympic campaign to drive forward Australia's underdog 4x400m relay team.
ATHLETICS: After continuing his own individual rise on the athletics scene by making the 400 metre final, Australian teenager Steve Solomon says our 4x400m relay team has a wonderful opportunity to win a medal in London.
ATHLETICS: Mitchell Watt has soared a wind assisted season best of 8.26m (w: +3.7) to win the men’s long jump at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Madrid, Spain.
The Australian athletics team has been boosted by the addition of two men’s relay teams for London 2012. Nine athletes have been added to the athletics team to take the section size to 52 – the largest on the Australian Olympic Team.
The Australian Athletics Team will go to the London Olympic Games with more medal chances than any Games in recent history. Technical events such as walks, hurdles and field events are where National High Performance Manager Eric Hollingsworth expects his predicted six medals will come from.
The top eight events to watch out for at the March 2-3 Olympic track and field trials at Lakeside Stadium where Australia's track and field stars are vying for Olympic selection.
Five Australians secured Olympic qualifying standards at the Sydney Track Classic. Lauren Boden in the 400m hurdles, Sally Pearson in the 100m hurdles and 200m, Youcef Abdi in the 3000m steeplechase, Henry Frayne in the long jump, and Alana Boyd in the pole vault.
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.
Alana Boyd (WA) and John Steffensen (WA) have entertained a home crowd with convincing wins in the pole vault and 400m respectively at the second leg of the Qantas Australian Athletics Tour in Perth, while Sally Pearson (Qld) returned to the hurdles.