Perth javelin thrower Kim Mickle continued to boost her world championship medal aspirations with another second place finish, this time at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial meet in Budapest. Mickle threw 61.31m, the same distance as Marharita Dorozhon, but the Ukraine claimed victory on a countback with a better second throw, 61.16 to 60.97. Another Australian,… Read More
Sally Pearson’s return to the track suffered another setback at the Lausanne Diamond League when she finished 7th in the 100m hurdles, her worst performance in three years. The Australian was away fastest but faded late in the race to finish in 12.69 (wind +1.2) almost 2 metres down on American Dawn Harper who set… Read More
A new Australian State Teams 4 x 100m record was set by NSW last week to break a mark held by a Queensland quartet for 18 years. Read More
Extended start lists for the 2013 Queensland Track Classic. The highlights are women’s pole vault and the relays but we’ve put together preview of the men’s ambulant 200m Queensland Track Classic 2013 – Ambulant men’s 200m Start lists are based on latest available information from event website.
Extended start lists are available for 2013 Perth Track Classic. The big interest is in the men’s long jump and men’s pole vault this weekend. Perth Track Classic 2013 – Extended Start Lists – Full – Updated with wPV Perth Track Classic 2013 – Extended Start Lists – Women’s Pole Vault Perth Track Classic 2013… Read More
David Tarbotton and myself have put together some extended start lists for the Sydney Track Classic 2013. We’ve covered the men’s pole vault and women’s shot put at this stage, two of the best events of the meet. As always Adams has started the year in great shape and the battle between the three vaulters… Read More
A fabulous personal best by Collis Birmingham in the 3000m was the Australian highlight of the DN Galan meet in Stockholm as the Diamond League continued. The Victorian shattered his personal best by over three seconds placing eighth in 7.35.45 behind Kenyan Isiah Koech (7.30.43) providing some consolation for a disappointing Olympic campaign where he… Read More
The silvers. Australia has three in mLJ. Never gold. Bruce, OG48 Honey OG84 Taurima OG00. In Sydney 2 finalled. Jumpin Jai and Burgey. Jai became an Aussie sporting legend with his battle with Pedroso. One of my most enduring images in track and field is the boys watching on together while the CUB made his… Read More
I keep saying its my first indoor meet but that’s not true. It was back in 1994 in Brisbane. Australia’s one and only ever indoor meet. Remember?
Back when I first started at the Australian Sports Commission in 2005 I heard about the AIS’s plans to develop a base in Europe to give Australian’s the best possible preparation for major events in Europe. At that time I dreamed of working at the base and in one week it becomes a reality. Read More