Australian Athletics Stars Selected for Paris 2024 Olympics

Australian Athletics Stars Selected for Paris 2024 Olympics

The excitement is palpable as Australia gears up to send its best athletes to the Paris 2024 Olympics, and the Australian Athletics Championships have just concluded with a thrilling announcement of the first selected athletes. Amongst the stellar lineup are seasoned Olympians, rising stars, and record-breakers, showcasing the depth of talent within Australian athletics.


RankPlayerOlympic TeamSportsGoldSilverBronze
1Matt DennyAustraliaAthletics000
2Eleanor PattersonAustraliaAthletics000
3Nicola OlyslagersAustraliaAthletics000
4Chris MitrevskiAustraliaAthletics000
5Kyle SwanAustraliaAthletics000
6Rebecca HendersonAustraliaAthletics000
7Rhydian CowleyAustraliaAthletics000
8Lauren RyanAustraliaAthletics000
9Jemima MontagAustraliaAthletics000
10Michelle JennekeAustraliaAthletics000
11Peter BolAustraliaAthletics000
12Claudia HollingsworthAustraliaAthletics000
13Abbey CaldwellAustraliaAthletics000
14Jessica HullAustraliaAthletics000

Led by Chef de Mission Anna Meares, the announcement celebrates the achievements and dedication of 14 remarkable athletes who have earned their place in the prestigious event. The selected athletes span a range of disciplines, from track events to field events, demonstrating the breadth of talent across Australian athletics.

Veterans like Peter Bol, Matt Denny, Eleanor Patterson, and Rhydian Cowley will be representing Australia for the third time, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a hunger for success. Their previous Olympic experiences have undoubtedly shaped them into formidable competitors, ready to take on the world stage once again.

Joining them are athletes who have already made their mark on the international stage, including Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Nicola Olyslagers, World Championship silver medallist Jemima Montag, and Olympic finalist Jessica Hull. These athletes have proven their ability to compete amongst the best in the world and will be looking to add to their impressive resumes in Paris.

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For some, like Lauren Ryan, Claudia Hollingsworth, Chris Mitrevski, and Abbey Caldwell, Paris 2024 will mark their Olympic debut. These athletes have shown incredible promise in their respective events and will be eager to make a memorable first appearance on the Olympic stage.

The selection of these athletes is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and unwavering determination to excel in their sport. Many of them are national record holders, with Matt Denny recently launching the discus an impressive 69.35 meters, showcasing the caliber of talent within the Australian athletics community.

With the selection of these 14 athletes, the Australian Olympic Team now stands at 55 members, with more selections expected in the coming months. The Athletics Team alone is anticipated to comprise more than 60 athletes, making it one of the largest contingents representing Australia in Paris.

Chef de Mission Anna Meares expressed her congratulations to the selected athletes, acknowledging their achievements and the support networks that have helped them along their journey. She emphasized the camaraderie within the Australian Athletics team and expressed her excitement at watching their continued progress towards Paris 2024.

As the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympics continues, all eyes will be on these talented athletes as they prepare to represent Australia on the world stage. With their determination, skill, and unwavering commitment to excellence, they are sure to make their country proud in Paris.

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