Olympics Day 10
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Australian track and field athletes impress
Stepping out on the track for the first time at the 2012 Olympics was Sally Pearson, who won her qualifying heat (12.57) in the fastest ever time in a 100m hurdles Olympic heat.
Meanwhile, Zoe Buckman and Kaila McKnight came 8th and 5th in their respective 1500m heats, both advancing into the semi-final.
Steve Solomon impressed all as a 400m finalist, finishing 8th in 45.14, backing up after two days of PBing at his first Olympics – a great effort by the young 19-year-old.
ACT’s Lauren Boden placed 8th (56.66) in the women’s 400m hurdles semi-final – a solid effort in her Olympic debut.
In shot put, New Zealand’s Val Adams won silver, adding to an amazing string of successes over the years.
More information at Athletics Australia.