With three national indoor records to his name, NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder Oliver Hoare delivered his first outdoor national record on 17 June 2022 with a dazzling 3:47.48 to finish in second place in the Dream Mile at the Diamond League in Oslo.
“It was a special race. The Oslo Diamond League for Australians has seen a lot of records set there, it’s just a special place and tradition. For me to go out there to represent and continue that is an absolute privilege,” Oliver said.
“To have the Olympic gold medallist from Norway getting the full crowd cheering and roaring, it was pretty intimidating but also awesome to be a part of. I tried to put pressure on him [Ingebrigtsen] but he’s a lot stronger than me right now, I am really happy with that but there is still work to do.”
At the same event, Rohan Browning finished in seventh place in the 100m in a time of 10.28 while Rose Davis finished 16th in the 5000m in a time of 15:20.37.
At the Paris Diamond League, NSWIS scholarship holder and Olympic silver medallist Nicola Olyslagers found herself on the podium once again, recording another world class performance of 1.95m in the women’s high jump.
Nicola finished in equal third place with Yuliya Levchenko (UKR), disrupting an otherwise all-Ukranian podium consisting of World Athletics Indoor Champion Yaroslava Makuchick who surpassed her previous season’s best to win with a world-lead jump of 2.01m, while Iryna Geraschchenko placed second with 1.98m.
At the same event, NSWIS scholarship holder and Oceania champion Mackenzie Little just missed the podium, finishing in fourth place with a throw of 61.23 at her first Diamond League contest.
While in other events Brandon Starc finished in first place in high jump (2.26m) at Meeting Madrid and Sarah Carli claimed the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles (56.70) at the Kourtane Games.
Article courtesy of Athletics Australia