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Coming up Day 6 MORNING Rio Olympics

Cedric Dubler (Qld) is in career best decathlon form after returning from injury in 2015 to post a huge personal best of 8114 points and Olympic qualifier at the national championships. A world junior silver medallist in 2014 where he also broke the Australian under 20 record, Dubler will be our first decathlete at the Games since Sydney 2000 and just the 11th Australian to compete in the decathlon at the Games. Dubler’s first day of decathlon events includes the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m – with the 21-year-old concluding his events on day twelve.

Sam McEntee (Vic) is running with career best form in 2016 – with his 5000m time of 13:20.72 he set in May, a personal best. McEntee makes his Olympic debut at 24-years-of-age after beating a strong field in the national 5000m championships.

Also making his Olympic debut is Brett Robinson (Vic) who has previously represented Australia at world juniors, world cross country and two world championships including Moscow in 2013 where he made the 5000m final. The 25-year-old has a best time of 13:18.96.

Patrick Tiernan (Qld) understands what it takes to be an Olympian. He failed to qualify on several attempts by as little as under 1 second. Not ready to give up, Tiernan ran a 5000m personal best of 13:20.88 in Finland, easily qualifying and earning a place in his first Olympic Games.

Selma Kajan (Vic), who goes in the first round of the women’s 800m, has deep-seated roots in athletics. Her mother, Biba Kajan, has a personal best of 2:03.02 in 1985. Thirty-one-years later she still holds the national record of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Consistent domestic form finds Kajan in a good position heading into her first Olympic Games where she aims to bring home definitive 800m bragging rights over her mum. The field presents an incredibly tough challenge for the 25-year-old. Australia hasn’t sent through an athlete into the event’s Olympic final in 56 years, since Brenda Carr won silver in Rome in 1960.

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