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Joshus Ross wins the Mens 100 Metres during the Telstra A-Series IAAF World Athletics Tour at Olympic Park on March 2, 2007 in Melbourne.

Australia’s best athletes are competing for world championship selection as well as national titles at the 85th Australian Championships in Brisbane this weekend.

Pat Johnson at the 2005 World Athletics Championships in Helsinki.

Australia’s top sprinters will face an Olympic champion at the upcoming A-series. Australia’s fastest men Patrick Johnson

Olivia Tauro, Sally Fitzgibbons and Ryan Gregson again produced dominant performances on the second day of the athletics competition at Sydney’s Olympic Park Athletic Centre.The three young athletes confirmed they are class acts as they all picked up their second gold medal in as many days – Tauro in the 200m, Fitzgibbons in the 800m and Gleeson taking gold in the 3000m.

China and Australia dominated the field events on the final day of the athletics competition

While the swirling wind and hot temperatures made conditions difficult on the track at the Sydney Athletic Centre, the athletes made things even more difficult for the record keepers - breaking six existing Australian Youth Olympic Festival records

Parnov, Heap and Song were the outstanding field athletes on the first night of competition at the Sydney Athletic Centre with Australians winning five of the eight events.

Track and field athletes trained in 30 plus temperatures prior to the start of their competion at the 07 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics Tatiana Grigorieva was the “glamour of the Games” but this week all eyes

Dani Samuels celebrates after winning the discus final at the World Junior Championships in Beijing, 20 Aug 2006.

For Sydney discus thrower, Dani Samuels, a two-time Australia Youth Olympic Festival competitor hopes are high that she will be selected for the Beijing Olympics.

Alana Boyd celebrates a new personal best height in the pole vault at the Grand Prix meet in Perth.

Queensland pole vaulter Alana Boyd and Sydney sprinter Joshua Ross added their names to the list of Australian athletes who have reached the qualifying standard for this August’s world championships in Osaka, Japan, with impressive performances at the Drug Free Track and Field Classic at Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth on Sunday.