Nicola McDermott has broken her own Australian record (previously 2.00m), clearing 2.01metres at the Stockholm Diamond League. The jump confirms Nicola as a serious medal contender for the fast approaching Tokyo Olympics.
West Australian Matthew Ramsden has dropped a 1500m PB in Belgium overnight, clocking 3:34.08. Amazingly, this incredibly talented athlete will not be lining up in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics. He finds himself 4th in line, in what is unarguably the strongest era in Australian 1500m running, ever.
In a dream race at the Oslo Diamond League Australian Stewart McSweyn has broken Craig Mottram's Australian mile record, winning the prestigious race in 3:48.37. Stewie is now the 22nd fastest man in history over the iconic mile distance.
New South Welshman Ed Trippas has pulled off a last second miracle, posting an Olympic 3000m steeplechase qualifier, on the final day of the Olympic qualification window. Ed produced the run of his life, to clock 8:19.60 to launch himself to number 3 on the Australian all-time list, well inside the Olympic qualifying time of 8:22.00.
The 2016 Rio Olympic 1500m champ, and fellow Nike athlete, Matthew Centrowitz, has thrown his support behind Shelby Houlihan, who is staring down the barrel of a four year ban for testing positive to nandrolone.
The favourite for Gold in the women's 400m hurdles at the fast approaching Tokyo Olympics, has been cemented firmly in the hands of Sydney McLaughlin.
With time running out to quality for the Tokyo Olympics, Charlie Hunter has clocked the second fastest ever 800m by an Australian, stopping the clock at 1:44.35 in Portland. Running for the university of Oregon Hunter missed Joseph Deng's Australian record by just 0.14 of a second.
Catriona Bisset has broken her own Australian 800m record, clocking 1:58.09 in Poland. Her time is the third fastest in the world this year. Bisset is now widely considered a serious threat for a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics.
Jeff Riseley has posted an Olympic 800m qualifier in Poland. After coming oh so close on two occasions recently, Riseley stopped the clock at 1:44.85, well inside the Olympic standard of 1:45.20. Riseley sprinted down an incredibly crowded home straight, dodging competitors and somehow finding an opening, to storm down the inside. He finished 7th in a stacked race, the winner was local Patryl Dobek, who posted a seriously fast 1:43.73 (PB).
3000m steeplechase runner Matthew Clarke has dropped a bomb in Townsville on Friday June 18, 2021. Clarke managed a 10 second PB to get within just 0.62 seconds of the Olympic Qualifying time of 8:22.00. Clarke clocked 8.22.62 catapulting himself to number 4 on the Australian all-time rankings list. His time is the fastest ever by an Australian, in Australia.