ATHLETICS: Dani Samuels led the Australian charge on the first night of Olympic Stadium action by qualifying for the discus final. Mitchell Watt and Henry Frayne also progress to their first Olympic final. Ryan Gregson also progressed to the semi-finals of the 1500m in a good night for the Aussies.
ATHLETICS: A mixed first session for Australia’s track and field contingent at the London Olympic Games with two of the four athletes progressing out of the heats on Day 7.
ATHLETICS: Jared Tallent's London dream hinges on gold in his pet event, the 50km walk, but the dual Olympic medallist considers a podium finish in the 20km a good "warm-up".
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: Defending Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker is relaxed about his preparation after re-discovering his competition form with a return to the podium at the Kusoc Szczecin Meet in Poland earlier this week.
ATHLETICS: Olympic favourite Sally Pearson has shrugged off her performance at the recent London Diamond League meet and declared herself fully fit and ready to tackle her date with destiny at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
ATHLETICS: Steve Hooker (WA) set an outdoor season’s best of 5.72m in Poland on Saturday evening to finish third at the Szczecin Janusz Kusocinski Memorial.