OLYMPIC NEWS: Aussie sprint king books Olympic berth, breaks 17-year drought

OLYMPIC NEWS: Aussie sprint king books Olympic berth, breaks 17-year drought
Rohan Browning (third from left) won the 100m at the Queensland Track Classic, securing a spot in the Olympic team.

Olympian-in-waiting Rohan Browning can style extra seismic breakthroughs after storming to 0.33 on the Australian men’s 100m dash all-time rankings at the Queensland Track Classic.

The fine home ensemble assembled for a meet backyard of a countrywide championships in extra than a decade had the crowd expecting some thing one-of-a-kind and the 23-year-old delivered with a scorching 10.05 seconds meet report in the final.
Only Patrick Johnson (9.93) and Matt Shirvington (10.03) are beforehand of Browning and it appears solely a depend of time earlier than he legally snaps the 10-second barrier after strolling a wind-assisted 9.96 in January.

The Sydney University regulation scholar is now all however sure to turn out to be the first male to signify Australia in the person 100m at an Olympics considering Josh Ross in 2004.

Chasing 10.08 for an computerized Olympic qualifier, the Andrew Murphy coached sprinter delivered and can start plotting for the Tokyo Games.
“It’s been the time I’ve been chasing all year,” Browning stated after preserving off New Zealand’s Edward Osei-Nketia (10.12) and Tasmania’s Jack Hale (10.33).

“I had a style of sub-10 this yr however doing that nowadays offers me the self assurance I can do it legally.”

Browning’s feat sparked a collection of splendid performances on the track.

Minutes later, Victorians Catriona Bisset (1:59.12) and Linden Hall (1:59.22) each broke the two-minute barrier in the women’s 800m, the first time two Australians have completed so in the identical race.

It was once Bissett’s 2d Olympic qualifier and for her education accomplice Hall the non-public exceptional time gave her any other feather in her cap to go with her 1500m qualifier.

“She’s one of my clearly shut friends,” Bisset stated of Hall.

“She’ll smash that four-minute mark in the 1500, or at least I hope she does so she stays out of the 800.”

Fifteen-year-old Claudia Hollingsworth similarly spiked pleasure tiers round Australian center distance racing whenshe completed 0.33 in 2:01.60.

Hana Basic is a breath away from qualifying for a women’s man or woman 100m berth in Tokyo after twice going for walks below 11.20sec - simply shy of the 11.15 decision popular - for non-public bests on the identical night.

Her 11.19 sprint in the closing with barely a puff of breeze used to be as stunning as her 11.18 warmth time with a +2m/sec tailwind.

In a signal of her hovering expectations, Liz Clay shook her head after posting her fifth sub-13sec (12.98) overall performance of the season in triumphing the 100m hurdles in a sturdy field.