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.
Henry Frayne and Brendan Cole have, pending an announcement this coming week, ensured their nomination for Olympic selection in the men’s triple jump and men’s 400m hurdles after winning performances at the Qantas Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials.
Middle-distance star Jeff Riseley shapes as one of the major beneficiaries from the decision to hold the Australian Olympic track and field trials in conjunction with an IAAF World Challenge meet.
Melbourne’s Warwick Draper has earned the right to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Team after a dramatic semi-final in the Men’s K1 at the Oceania Slalom Championships while Jess Fox took K1 silver.
The Stingers got off to a quick start jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the opening term with two-time Olympian Melissa Rippon netting an early double, before Bronwen Knox and youngster Hannah Buckling helped consolidate that advantage with two of their own.
Australia will miss the Olympic football tournament for the first time since 1984 after their blunt attack flopped again in a 1-0 loss to United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.
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.
Trickett's chances of reclaiming a place on Australia's team for the London Olympics received a significant boost on Friday as she finished second fastest in the heats of the 100m freestyle.