ATHLETICS: Australian Mitchell Watt left his best for last, finishing second in the long jump at the Monte Carlo Diamond League meet on Saturday night in his final competition before the London Olympics.
ATHLETICS: One big jump in Monte Carlo on Friday night will be enough to confirm for Mitchell Watt that he has enjoyed the perfect Olympic preparation.
On the first day of competition at the London Diamond League Mitchell Watt won the long jump while Collis Birmingham set a new personal best to finish second in the men’s 5000m.
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ATHLETICS: Mitchell Watt has soared a wind assisted season best of 8.26m (w: +3.7) to win the men’s long jump at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Madrid, Spain.
Australia's athletes are spread across Europe this weekend either fine tuning their Olympic preparation, hoping to find form or desperately trying to record an 11th hour qualifier for the Games.