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Day 7 of the Games will see action in all of the biggest Olympic sports and Australians in the thick of the action across London at Eton Dorney and at Weymouth.
ATHLETICS: Australian long jumper Mitchell Watt was gutted with his silver medal at last year's world championships. Gutted not so much with his failure to win, but with the heel injury that prevented him from getting anywhere near his best after dominating the rest of the 2011 season.
ATHLETICS: Australian Mitchell Watt left his best for last, finishing second in the long jump at the Monte Carlo Diamond League meet on Saturday night in his final competition before the London Olympics.
ATHLETICS: One big jump in Monte Carlo on Friday night will be enough to confirm for Mitchell Watt that he has enjoyed the perfect Olympic preparation.
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.
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.
Australia's athletes are spread across Europe this weekend either fine tuning their Olympic preparation, hoping to find form or desperately trying to record an 11th hour qualifier for the Games.
Kathryn Mitchell (Vic) added a second javelin Olympic qualifier to her name in as many weeks on Friday night in Ostrava, while Mitchell Watt (Qld) recorded his biggest ever season-opening jump on the Gold Coast.