IMG_2146

Most recent post up top. Keep refreshing as this page is updated constantly as the Aussies perform and people tweet, post etc…

Catch up on Aussie Rio Updates Via Social Media: Day 2 MORNING by clicking on the link bellow.

Evening session in Rio (Sunday morning in Australia)

Article thanks to Athletics Australia

Kurtis Marschall (SA) enters the men’s pole vault as the first Australian male teenager in the Olympic event. At just 18-years-of-age, Marschall has climbed to the seventh best height on the country’s all-time list and comes to Rio hot on the heels of a silver medal at the world under 20 championships in Poland last month. With a great history of countrymen in the pole vault, Marschall will have enormous support behind him as he carries on Australia’s fine tradition in this event.

Henry Frayne (Qld) and Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) have leapt into the men’s long jump final with impressive jumps of 8.01 (+0.2) and 7.96m (+0.1) respectively in the qualifying round earlier today. Lapierre wants to transfer his 2015 world championship silver into Olympic gold. He missed out in London with injury, but is finally returning to the biggest stage, confident he can win gold. Frayne, also featuring in his second Olympic Games, is a sneaky medal chance if he can back up from the qualifying round. With four Olympic silver medals to Australia in the men’s long jump; surely it’s time to find gold?

David McNeill (Vic) and Ben St Lawrence (NSW) will lace-up the spikes for the men’s 10,000m final. St Lawrence holds the Australian 10,000m record with McNeill’s ranked 7th on the Australian all-time list. McNeill makes his Olympic debut in Rio while St Lawrence is into his second Games following a top 20 finish in London. Great mates,McNeill and St Lawrence will give it their all looking to break into the top ten for the first time since Bill Scott in Moscow in 1980.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here