800m runner Peter Bol has clocked 1:44.62 over 800m on the Gold Coast today, the fastest ever time run by an Australian, in Australia. The mark is Bol’s second Olympic qualifier, and is the fastest 800m time on Australian soil since the semi-finals at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The time ranks Bol #10 in the world for the 2021 calendar year, making him a serious final contender for the fast approaching Tokyo Olympics.
Finals 1 Bol, Peter Australia 1:44.62 2 Preston, James New Zealand 1:46.52 3 Mathas, Brad New Zealand 1:46.65 4 Harding, James New Zealand 1:50.66 -- Micallef, Jared Australia DNF
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Also on the Gold Coast, the Australian women’s 4x100m relay team have clocked the second fastest 4X100m relay time in Australian athletics history. Consisting of Taylah Cruttenden, Bree Master, Riley Day & Hana Basic; their time of 43.11 seconds ranks them #17 in the world, just one place off Olympic qualification.
In other Gold Coast news, Jaylah Hancock-Cameron, has continued to impress, clocking a three second 1500m PB. The race was won by Abbey Cladwell.
Finals 1 Caldwell, Abbey Australia 4:09.22 2 Hancock-Cameron, Jaylah Aus U20 4:12.42 3 Bunnage, Amy Aus U20 4:14.62 4 Hogg, Nicola Aus U20 4:24.02 5 Erbacher, Brielle Australia 4:24.50 6 Campbell, Paige Australia 4:28.29 7 Mitchell, Nellie (T13) Australia 4:53.18 -- Mitchell, Morgan Australia DNF -- Hollinsworth, Claudia Aus U20 DNF
Jaylah Hancock-Cameron 1500m 4:12.42
▪️#6 Australian under-20 All-time
— David Tarbotton (@David_Tarbotton) June 12, 2021
NB: This is not an exhaustive recap, for the full results click HERE