With less than 100 days to go to the Berlin world championships, Australia’s established and emerging stars have produced a string of promising performances at the Osaka Grand Prix in Japan on the weekend.The charge was led by Tamsyn Lewis who had a brilliant day storming to an impressive victory
Sally McLellan will add another event to her schedule for August's track and field world championships if she can inspire the Australian 4x100m team to better the qualifying time in Osaka on Saturday.
Jana Rawlinson remains hopeful of defending her 400m hurdles world title in August, despite separating from her husband and coach. Rawlinson, 26, confirmed on Monday she is battling to save her marriage to her husband of three years, former Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Chris Rawlinson.
Australia's leading track and field athletes will be given every chance to stake an early claim for the London Olympics after a surprisingly large team was named for the Berlin world championships.
Tamsyn Lewis has become the first Australian to claim national titles in the 400m, 400m hurdles and 800m track events and in the process she has surpassed Raelene Boyle and Catherine Freeman on the list of all-time national title-holders after capturing her first 400m hurdles title in Brisbane.
If one-lap star Sean Wroe and 400m hurdler Tristan Thomas deliver the goods at the Australian track and field championships starting today, both will owe a considerable debt to an American superstar. Having won the 400m at the recent big domestic meets in Sydney and Melbourne, Wroe will start
Dual Olympic medallist Jared Tallent came within a second of his personal best time to win his second successive national title in the 20km walk in Melbourne on Saturday.