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Life after Usain Bolt: who can be the fastest of them all?

Life after Usain Bolt: who can be the fastest of them all?

The great Jamaican dominated the 100 metres at the past three Olympics. Who will replace him on the dais as the quickest man in the world at this year’s Games?

  • by Michael Gleeson

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Young athletes must not be ill-treated in the rush for gold medals
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Young athletes must not be ill-treated in the rush for gold medals

A report into gymnastics in Australia shows the risks in the win-at-all-costs approach to sports.

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Feeling the heat: Long jumper turns up the temperature as Tokyo approaches

Feeling the heat: Long jumper turns up the temperature as Tokyo approaches

With overseas competition or camps not feasible, medal contender Brooke Stratton is one of many athletes who are using a heat chamber to prepare for Tokyo’s heat.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Athletics champ worries for her partner and coach stuck in India

Athletics champ worries for her partner and coach stuck in India

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kathryn Mitchell hasn’t seen her partner and coach Uwe Hohn for 18 months, and with him stuck in India she doesn’t know when she will see him again.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Three strikes, you’re in: The Olympian who bombed because he was too fit

Three strikes, you’re in: The Olympian who bombed because he was too fit

Kurtis Marschall, the Commonwealth Games pole vault champion, missed every height at the nationals, but his best could put him in medal contention in Tokyo.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Refugee denied national title, but not giving up Tokyo dream

Refugee denied national title, but not giving up Tokyo dream

Abdoulie Asim, a refugee from the Gambia who lived under a bridge for a week and ate discarded McDonald’s meals pulled from bins, crossed the line first in the 200m in Sydney. But he was disqualified for stepping outside his lane.

  • by Michael Gleeson
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Olympics in frame: McDermott first Australian woman to jump two metres

Olympics in frame: McDermott first Australian woman to jump two metres

Records were smashed at the national athletics championships on Sunday where Nicola McDermott jumped into Olympic frame, Dani Stevens won a 14th discus title and Stewart McSweyn in a stunning upset was beaten in the 1500m.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Sprint star Browning flies to another national title

Sprint star Browning flies to another national title

Rohan Browning won the national title in the sort of form he believes can get him to a final in Tokyo in the Olympic 100m sprint.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Nothing Basic about rising sprint star Hana’s road to the top

Nothing Basic about rising sprint star Hana’s road to the top

Hana Basic was a promising national gymnast until her teens. Now she is poised to be Australia’s next sprint star.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Handing over the baton: Arbib to stand down as Athletics Australia chief

Handing over the baton: Arbib to stand down as Athletics Australia chief

Mark Arbib will stand down as Athletics Australia president after the Olympics and as the sport votes on a merger of senior and junior athletics.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Countdown is on: Australian athletes look strong 100 days from Tokyo

Countdown is on: Australian athletes look strong 100 days from Tokyo

The countdown is on with 100 days to go until the long-awaited Tokyo 2021 Olympics, and Australia’s athletics team is shaping up strongly.

  • by Michael Gleeson