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2020 Olympics Postponed 😕Thanks for sharing the 3 Olympic Weeks with us... we'll chase up those who commented and make sure you receive your 10 Liquid Gels from Gu_energy.You can see the complete 21 Series of posts at any time, on our website blog https://runnersshop.com.au/blo…/news/tagged/olympic-memories Here are some Aussie Firsts to Celebrate and Conclude our Olympic Series as our Closing Ceremony on these Olympic Memories : First Medal in T & FMale:1896 Greece Gold Edwin Flack 800m 2.11 & 1500m 4.33.Female: 1948 London Bronze Shirley Strickland 100m 12.2s & 80m Hdle 11.4 First time Australia Hosted the Games 1956First Games out of EuropeFirst...

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2016 RIO Jared Tallent won silver in the 50km walk. This was his Trifecta Olympic Podium and 4th Olympic medal, making him Australia's most prolific Olympic male track and field medallist!BronzeDane Bird-Smith 20km Walk 1.19.37More than 11000 athletes took part in the 28 Olympic Sports in 33 venues.

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2012 London 2 x Olympic RecordsFor Jarrod Tallent it should have been Gold on the day!BUT.... he was given Silver in the 50km Walk... It would be 4 years before he was rightfully crowned Olympic Gold Medallist in the event with an Olympic Record of 3.36.53. The athlete who had been first over the line was disqualified for doping during a period 2009-2012 and stripped of any results during that periodSally Pearson ramped it up from Silver in Beijing to Gold in London. Lead up preparation for the event had seen her win 32/34 races. She bested the field in the...

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2008 Beijing Steve Hooker had joined the 6m Pole Vault club in January 2008 in Perth... so he went into the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing with good credentials.. but still needed to best the Worlds creme of vaulters!What a Vault to see Steve Hooker sail to Gold and an Olympic Record 5.65m Doing so broke the Male Track and Field drought of 40 years. Silver Jaren Tallent 50k Walk 3.39.24Sally McLennan 100m Hurdle 12.64BronzeJaren Tallent 20k walk 1.19.42

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2004 Athens The Games returned to where they began and this time offered a few more than the original five events of discus toss, javelin throw, long jump, stadion (foot race), and wrestling. In 2004 there were 28 sports and plenty of Track and Field! Australia Silver medalled at the TrackWhere a new Orsome Foursome shone!John Steffensen, Clinton Hill Patrick Dwyer and Mark Ormond, clocked 3:00.60 in the prestigious 4 x 400m Relay to take a Silver medal behind the USA. It was Australias first Track relay Olympic medal since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics where the girls had won Gold in...

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