Henry Frayne recorded his best ever finish in an Olympic final, but it was disappointment for Fabrice Lapierre in the men’s long jump final at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Saturday night.
ATHLETICS: Genevieve LaCaze and Madeline Hills have become the first Australians to qualify for the final of the women’s 3000m steeplechase on an exciting second morning at the Olympic Stadium in which Morgan Mitchell and Anneliese Rubie also reached the semi-finals of the women’s 400m.
Australia will have a double shot at a first Olympic men’s long jump gold medal after Henry Frayne and Fabrice Lapierre both qualified for tomorrow night’s final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio.
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.