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Wellings earns 10 out of 10 for PB effort

Wellings earns 10 out of 10 for PB effort

13 August 2016

ATHLETICS: Eloise Wellings has recorded the best ever Olympic result by an Australian in the women’s 10,000m final, smashing her personal best in a race that saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smash a 23-year-old world record.

Day 7 preview - Meares, athletics and plenty more

Day 7 preview - Meares, athletics and plenty more

12 August 2016

Athletics kicks off its competition program with three sessions on Day 1. Flagbearer Anna Meares starts her program and popular boxer Shelley Watts has her first bout.

Aussie athletics team arrives in Rio

Aussie athletics team arrives in Rio

11 August 2016

Australia’s 60-strong athletics section has arrived at the Athletes Village in Rio and, with competition now only days away, anticipation among the green and gold is fast approaching fever pitch.

Getting to know our track and field team

Getting to know our track and field team

7 August 2016

With the track and field competition starting on August 12, here’s a look at the green and gold contingent set to shine in the Olympic Stadium.

Tallent withdraws from 20km walk

Tallent withdraws from 20km walk

6 August 2016

Olympic champion Jared Tallent has pulled out of the 20km walk at the Rio Games due to a sore hamstring.

Age no barrier for Thornton

Age no barrier for Thornton

3 August 2016

Unlikely as it seems, 2016 could have worked out even better for Olympic bolter Jessica Thornton, the youngest member of the Australian track and field team at the Rio Games.

Australia v Brazil: The top 10 match-ups

Australia v Brazil: The top 10 match-ups

1 August 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a sea of green and gold with local fans, and a few Aussies, heading out to cheer their athletes to the top of the podium.

Plan ahead for key Aussie events at Rio Games

Plan ahead for key Aussie events at Rio Games

1 August 2016

Australian athletes have been training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for years. This week the dream becomes reality, the countdown ends and the competition begins.

Athletics camp kicks off in Florida

Athletics camp kicks off in Florida

1 August 2016

Australia’s athletics section for Rio 2016 has started arriving in Bradenton, Florida (USA) with the 60-strong team to be joined by personal coaches, team coaches, medical staff and management to ensure their readiness for competition at the Olympic Games.

Trengove ready for Olympic marathon

Trengove ready for Olympic marathon

30 July 2016

Jess Trengove has drawn strength from a series of strong performances at previous major championships to overcome doubt leading up to the Rio Games.