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The first day of athletics action in Tokyo. Flash Australian recap below from day 1, session 1.

Men’s High Jump

Brandon Starc looked great clearing 2:28 to progress.

Mitchell Starc progresses in Tokyo

Women’s 800m Round 1

The Australian 800m record holder, Catriona Bisset has bowed out in the heats. She clocked 2:01.65 for 5th in heat 5. A fairly slow first lap (61), Bisset was in second with 150m to go but faded hard over the last 70m.  The first three places progressed to the semi-finals.

Heat 5 of the women’s 800m

Likewise, Morgan Mitchell was also run out in the heats. She started in heat 1, and finished 6th in 2:05.44.

Heat 1 of the women’s 800m at te 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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Men’s Steeplechase Heats

In what is arguable one of the toughest events in world sport, all three Australians bowed out in the heats. Heat 1 was won in 8:09.83 which is smokin…

Australian Ed Trippas went in heat 2 and clocked 8:29.90, a bit off his best.

Ed Trippas Tokyo Olympics heat 1 men’s steeplechase

The other two Australian athletes, Ben Buckingham and Matthew Clarke also were run out. Buckingham has a pearler of a run though, clocking 8:20.95, a 4 second PB which moves him to number 4 on the Australian all-time rankings list. Initiall, it had appeared he had been disqualified, but his name quickly returned to the results list with no DQ next to his name.

All-Time Australian Top-7 Rankings List Men’s Steeplechase

  1. Shaun Creighton: 8.16.22
  2. Youcef Abdi: 8.16.36
  3. Ed Trippas: 8:19.60
  4. Ben Buckingham: 8:20.95
  5. Kerry O’Brien: 8.21.98
  6. Matthew Clarke: 8:22.62
  7. Peter Nowill: 8.22.85

Heat 3 men’s steeplechase Tokyo Olympics
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Men’s Discus

Australian Matthew Denny is safely into the final with a throw of 65.13.

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Women’s 100m

Hana Basic launched in the final heat of the women’s 100m. He finished 5th and will not progress.

Women’s 100m Tokyo Olympics

 

Full results HERE

Tonight’s session

  • Women’s 5000m (W):
    • 8.00pm AEST, 6pm WA:  Rose Davies (Heat 1)
    • 8.26pm AEST, 6:26pm WA:   Jenny Blundell, Izzi Batt-Doyle (Heat 2)
  • Men’s 10,000m:
    • 9.40pm AEST, 7:40pm WA: Patrick Tiernan

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