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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.