Seven from NSWIS off to Doha for IAAF World Championships

Posted on September 11, 2019 by

Athletics Australia have announced a team of 57 athletes for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar from September 27 – October 6.

Seven athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport have been named in what is the second largest to represent Australia at the global track and field meet.

A number of IAAF roll down selections will likely push the team size over the record 61 sent to the 2017 World Championships in London.

Headlining the team is Commonwealth Games gold medal winning high jumper, Brandon Starc (NSWIS) who is also coming off a silver medal in the Diamond League Final last week in Zurich.

“My season started off a little slow and I’m still managing a bit of a back issue. I have now had a nice 6-7 week block of training before this European trip and that gave me confidence and now I’ve got a few good comps under my belt,” said Starc who had two recent clearances at 2.30m and sits top-10 in the world going into Doha.

Joining the Australian squad for the 2019 IAFF World Championships from #TeamNSWIS is:

  • Nicola McDermott – High Jump
  • Rohan Browning – 100m
  • Steve Solomon – 400m & 4x400m Relay
  • Tyler Gunn – 4x400m Relay ** Pending Fitness
  • Morgan McDonald – 5000m
  • Nick Hough – 110m Hurdles
  • Brandon Starc – High Jump

The event is being broadcast live and exclusively on Eurosport Australia (Foxtel) who will provide an extensive coverage of the championships.

The full squad can be viewed here.

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