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Evening session in Rio (Thursday morning in Australia)

Dubler continues in the decathlon high jump and 400m.

The men’s javelin qualifying will see two representatives wearing green and gold today.

Hamish Peacock (Tas) had success winning this year’s national title. His winning mark of 82.84m needed some extra distance to meet the 83m qualifying distance for Rio. Thankfully for Peacock, he subsequently bettered the distance multiple times in competition, including with a PB throw of 84.39m in May to set up his ticket to Rio. He’s been in great form on the Diamond League circuit and seems ready to launch a big one in Rio.

Josh Robinson (Qld) made just one throw exceeding Olympic qualifying distance in the men’s javelin – and what a throw it was. Finishing second to Peacock at the national championships, the year could have been a loss. However, in a special javelin event in Perth in May, Robinson launched the longest throw by an Australia in six years, setting a mark of 85.11m. A repeat here would see him through to the final at his first Olympic Games.

In the women’s long jump final, Australia is set to send our best long leaper, in Victorian, Brooke Stratton. The last Australian to make the women’s long jump final was Bronwyn Thompson (4th in Athens, 2004), whose national record was bettered by Stratton in Perth earlier this year.

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