Jana Rawlinson made it back-to-back wins, Steve Hooker returned to the winners list and Craig Mottram and John Steffensen both won silver medals in an impressive night for the Australians at the British Grand Prix in Sheffield overnight.In a much anticipated contest, Mottram was monstered by one of the best distance
The retiring South Australian Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson has been awarded the Olympic Order, the highest award given by the International Olympic Committee.
Australia's oldest Olympian Eileen Wearne has died aged 95, the Australian Olympic Committee announced today. Wearne, who died last Friday, competed in athletics at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and was a relay gold medallist at the 1938 Sydney British Empire Games, a forerunner to the Commonwealth Games. Born Alice Eileen Wearne in Sydney in 1912, but better known as Eileen, she became the second woman to represent Australia in athletics at the Olympic Games when she finished fourth in her heat of the women's 100 yards sprint at LA in 1932.
Despite finishing second in Friday’s IAAF Golden League meet in Paris, the form of Jana Rawlinson looks impressive heading into the World Championships, as does the form of Australia’s premier distance runner, Craig Mottram, who won his final hit-out before Osaka next month.
In her most serious encounter since returning to competition after giving birth to son Cornelus last December, Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) has defeated a star-studded line up to take victory at the IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in Athens.Rawlinson (54.25) and pole vaulter Steve Hooker (5.85m) both scored stunning victories
Matching the class of his African counterparts Craig Mottram has won the Emil Zatopek 5000m against a star-studded field at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava overnight.In what Australian athletics fans hope is a sign of things to come at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka in 66 days time, Mottram stormed home in 13:04.97
The lucrative IAAF Golden League kicks off Friday night at the Bislett Games in Oslo and Australia will be represented by big guns Craig Mottram, Sarah Jamieson and Donna MacFarlane in a line up which is headlined by world 100m record holder Asafa Powell and world pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva.
Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) has provided a standout performance as she and other Osaka-bound Australian athletes continue their preparation for the World Championships, which begin in late August.
Australia's world record holder Nathan Deakes has added the 50km walk to his program for the world track and field championships in Japan later this year. Deakes, who had already been selected to race the 20km event, has now been picked to contest the 50km walk as well.
Gold Coast sprint star Sally McLellan has smashed her own Australian 100m hurdles record in recording the fastest time in the world this year at the World Athletics Tour event in Osaka, Japan.