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Kim Mickle competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Ultra-consistent Australian Kim Mickle has claimed yet another podium finish at the Diamond League.

TEAM: There may be a World Cup and a few Commonwealth Games medals to win over the next two months, but come August 16, sporting eyes can shift to the next generation in Australian sport.

(l-r) Alexandra Hulley, Jessica Thornton, Sam Geddes and Nick Andrews pose during the Australian Youth Olympic Athletics Squad Announcement at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: When Sydney teenager, Samantha Geddes steps onto the track at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, it will have been a long time coming for the youngster.

AOC: The AOC has launched a peer support program called ‘Champ Connect’, for aspiring athletes wearing the green and gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Kimberley Mickle of Australia competes in the Women's Javelin final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Mickle won the silver and her teammate Kathryn Mitchell was fifth.

ATHLETICS: The IAAF World Championships silver medallist Kim Mickle has placed third in the women’s javelin at Round 4 of the IAAF Diamond League in Rome.

Kim Mickle competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson will square off against the woman who succeeded her as world champion and Kim Mickle takes on the Olympic javelin champion in Rome

Mercy Cherono of Kenya (R) and Zoe Buckman of Australia compete in the Women's 1500 metres during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: World championships finalist Zoe Buckman took advantage of a super-fast 1500m at the Diamond League meet in Oregon to improve her personal best and consolidate her position as the third-fastest Australian over the distance.

(L-R) Zoe Buckman, Bridey Delaney, Brittany McGowan and Melissa Duncan celebrate after taking third place in the Women's 4x1500 metres relay final during day one of the IAAF World Relays at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on May 24, 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas.

ATHLETICS: Australia set a brace of national endurance relay records and claimed two battling fourth place finishes on the final day of the IAAF World Relays. These fantastic efforts followed a bronze medal on Day 1

ATHLETICS: Sydney teenager Alex Hulley is one of the 20 aspiring young athletes to head to China later this year as part of the athletics section for the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team.

Nicholas Hough of Australia celebrates winning the Boys 110 metres hurdles A final from Dongqiang Wang of China on day seven of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympics at Bishan Sports Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Singapore.

ATHLETICS: 2010 Youth Olympic Champion Nick Hough (110m hurdles) helps announce the 20-strong athletics section of the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team.