Rose Davies has set a new Australian national record in the women’s 5000m

Australian runner Rose Davies She won the gold medal in the women’s category 5000 m at Golden Grand Prix 2024 Athletics A meeting National record14:41.65 min on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Davis’ third sub-15 minute run of the year at Tokyo’s National Stadium eclipsed Jessica Hull’s previous Australian mark of 14:43.80 in 2020. The Tokyo Olympian also reclaimed the meet record with her run on Sunday.

Davies, 24, broke 15 minutes for the first time in Melbourne earlier this year, clocking 14:57.54, then improved his personal best to 14:47.86 at the Suzhou Diamond League last month, which also saw him coast to Paris 2024. Olympic qualification status in his event.

Achieving the entry standard is part of the Olympic qualification process. The National Olympic Committees have the final say on who will be selected for the NOC team for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

At the World Athletics Gold Label event in Japan, Kenya’s Margaret Akidore (14:44.75) took silver, with another Aussie runner, Isobel Batt-Doyle (15:08.67), completing the podium.

Matthew Ramsden, the national champion in the men’s 5000m, clocked 13:38.10 to finish 13th in Tokyo.

Overall, Australian athletes had a creative outing at the Golden Grand Prix.

Sarah Billings (4:04.66) and Georgia Griffith (4:05.35) completed a one-two for Australia in the women’s 1500m, while Cameron McEntire (82.01m) and Yuval Reith (2.30m) won gold in the men’s javelin. and high jump events respectively..

Australia’s Bree Masters (11.31) finished second behind Kiwi sprinter Jo Hobbs (11.17) in the women’s 100m. National record holder Tori Lewis finished fourth in 11.54.

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Desley Owusu, who finished fourth in the women’s triple jump with a throw of 13.37m, also missed out on a medal.

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