Damien Birkinhead, the ‘Corio Colossus’, has tried valiantly to match a hot field in the final of the shot put at Rio’s Olympic Stadium but could not attain his previous best and finished 10th.
Olympic Games are made up of magic moments. No matter where you are from, these achievements transcend all allegiances and exemplify what the Olympics are all about.
On Day 13, three-time Olympians Ken Wallace in Canoe Sprint and Mel Wu in diving are podium hopes aiming to add to their own Olympic medal collections. Also sailing medals are on the line in the 470 and 49er classes.
Australian Cedric Dubler is in 12th position after Day 1 of the decathlon but there was despair for our men’s javelin duo who missed a place in the final at Rio’s Olympic Stadium.
Ella Nelson said she felt like a “gladiator” as she ran the race of her life to set a personal best and come within 0.01 of a second of a berth in the women’s 200m final.