ATHLETICS: Former national cricket coach John Buchanan will chair a wide-ranging Australian Sports Commission review into the troubled state of athletics in Australia.
ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson (Qld) has finished second in the women’s 100m hurdles and Dani Samuels has reached the podium again.
The following is a report card on each Olympic sport from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland after the 10 days of competition, courtesy of AAP.
Australia has won three gold medals with Dani Samuels (NSW) dominating the women’s discus, teenage sensation Eleanor Patterson (Vic) winning the women’s high jump and Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld) defending her title.
COMM GAMES ATHLETICS: There were some outstanding Australian performances and a lot of courage shown over the two sessions of track and field on Day 5 of Glasgow 2014.
Michael Shelley and Jess Trengove got Australia off to a sensational start in the Glasgow 2014 athletics competition.
ATHLETICS: Victorian middle-distance runner Alex Rowe has equalled the Australian men’s 800m national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, matching the time of 1:44.40 set by Ralph Doubell when he won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.
ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson, discus thrower Dani Samuels and 400m hurdler Lauren Wells have each won a bronze medal at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Glasgow.
Australian discus thrower Dani Samuels has thrown over 67 metres for the third time this year to finish second at the IAAF Diamond League.
Ultra-consistent Australian Kim Mickle has claimed yet another podium finish at the Diamond League.