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.
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.
Likewise, Morgan Mitchell was also run out in the heats. She started in heat 1, and finished 6th in 2:05.44.
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.
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
- Shaun Creighton: 8.16.22
- Youcef Abdi: 8.16.36
- Ed Trippas: 8:19.60
- Ben Buckingham: 8:20.95
- Kerry O’Brien: 8.21.98
- Matthew Clarke: 8:22.62
- Peter Nowill: 8.22.85
Great run, Ben.
— 7Olympics (@7olympics) July 30, 2021
Australian Matthew Denny is safely into the final with a throw of 65.13.
Hana Basic launched in the final heat of the women’s 100m. He finished 5th and will not progress.
Full results HERE
- 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