61 athletes make up the Australian athletics team in Rio, with 31 of them female. Here's who you'll be cheering for.
By
Erin Byrnes

12 Aug 2016 - 9:06 PM  UPDATED 12 Aug 2016 - 10:30 PM

A cool fact to kick things off - Australia will be represented in every women's running event for the first time since 2000, meaning we'll field a women's relay team for the first time since Sydney.

Running real fast

Melissa Breen, 100m

Ella Nelson, 200m
Morgan Mitchell, 400m

Monica Brennan, 4 x 400m relay
Caitlin Sargent, 4 x 400m relay
Jessica Thornton, 4 x 400m relay
Annelise Rubie, 4 x 400m relay
Selma Kajan, 800m
Linden Hall, 1500m

Jenny Blundell, 1500m
Zoe Buckman, 1500m

Running real far

Milly Clark, marathon
Jess Trengove, marathon
Lisa Weightman, marathon
Eloise Wellings, 5k/10k

Jumping things

Alana Boyd, pole vault
Chelsea Jaensch, long jump

Brooke Stratton, long jump
Eleanor Patterson, high jump

Jumping things while running real fast

Michelle Jenneke,100m hurdles

Lauren Wells, 400m hurdles
Madeline Hills, steeplechase

Genevieve LaCaze, steeplechase
Victoria Mitchell, steeplechase

Chucking things

Kim Mickle, javelin
Kathryn Mitchell, javelin
Kelsey-Lee Roberts, javelin
Dani Samuels, discus

Walking, but faster than you can run

Tanya Holliday, 20km walk
Regan Lamble, 20km walk
Rachel Tallent, 20km walk

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