World Athletics Championships 2022 – Australian Schedule
The World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022 is finally here. For any die-hard athletics fan the World Champs is an unmissable event taking place in the United States for the very first time. The best track and field athletes in the world are coming together in a celebration of diversity, human potential, and athletic achievement. This extraordinary showcase is taking center stage in the heart and home of the sport of track and field in the U.S: in Oregon, in Eugene, at the newly renovated Hayward Field, University of Oregon.
Australia’s most talented track and field athletes are getting ready to take centre stage, as Athletics Australia sends a 64-strong team to Oregon. Defending champion and Olympic bronze medallist Kelsey-Lee Barber will look to add more silverware to her growing collection, alongside fellow Tokyo medallists Nicola McDermott and Ash Moloney, and world number one race walker Jemima Montag. 16 athletes will also make their international debut on an Australian senior team, including three junior athletes who will compete at the World Under 20 Championships just one week later.
Australia's middle distance stocks have never been stronger with both men's and women's 1,500m teams filled with national record holders and world leading times. Regardless of any selection controversy, that much competition at the very top of an event is never a bad thing! Jack Rayner continues he's rich vein of form and track renaissance of sorts, toeing the line in the men's 10,000m alongside a very quick field.
Athletics Australia General Manager, High Performance Andrew Faichney said he was thrilled with the quality of athletes who have earned selection this year and is looking forward to the team building on the success seen at the Tokyo Olympics last August.
The Australian Athletics Team will put the finishing touches on their final preparations for the World Athletics Championships at the Athletics Australia staging camp in Seattle, Washington before the championships commence on July 15.