Australian hurdler Jana Pittman-Rawlinson will not defend her world title with a back injury forcing her to withdraw from next month's world championships in Berlin.
Long jumper Mitchell Watt has leapt into second place on the Australian alltime list and also into medal contention for next month's world championships with another big personal best in Greece.Watt, who only returned to the sport two years ago, has taken massive strides in 2009, improving his PB five times.
Reigning world 400m hurdles champion Jana Pittman-Rawlinson has made a return to competition in Luzern overnight, finishing a promising second behind Romania’s Angela Morosanu.Olympic 100m hurdles silver medallist Sally McLellan and national javelin champion Kimberley Mickle also took out their respective events
Sydney athlete Dani Samuels has won Australia's first medal in any sport at this year's World University Games in Belgrade, securing the gold medal in the discus.
Olympic silver medallist Sally McLellan had blown away a world-class field, including the Olympic champion, to win the 100m hurdles at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland overnight.
Assisted by a strong tailwind, reigning national champion Fabrice Lapierre has leapt a massive 8.57m, the best by an Australian in any conditions, to win the long jump competition at the Madrid Grand Prix in Spain.Fellow in-form Australian Mitchell Watt continued his rapid rise, finishing fourth with his giant 8.38m
Reigning world champion Jana Pittman-Rawlinson has breezed through her first race in more than 12 months, winning the 400m hurdles in convincing fashion in Malaga, Spain.Showing no signs of the ankle injury which delayed her comeback race, the 26-year-old clocked 55.67 in extremely windy conditions,