Thursday, 14 July 2016

Medal Hopefuls for Australia at Rio Olympics 2016

Australians have always been very competitive at Olympics and this time around it wouldn't be any different. In 2012, Australians ranked 10th on the medal table and won 7 Gold Medals but in 2016 Olympics we will be trying to break into the top 5. We have quite a few noticeable medal-contestants that we hope will stand on the podium.

Hamish Peacock has just recently qualified to represent Australia at Rio de Janeiro. As he himself said that it is his "massive dream" to win a Gold Medal for Australia and this dream just might come true, bearing in mind that his personal best throw came this year. He will represent Australia in Javelin throw.

And then there is the Olympic-Gold Medalist Jared Tallent who will be the captain of Australian Athletics team at Rio Olympics 2016. He has not missed the podium in the last two Olympic Games and is set the score his hat trick. His discipline is Race Walking.

The dual Olympian Alana Boyd recently broke her Australian record and is all set to represent Australia in Women's Pole Vault genre.

Ryan Gregson, the Australian record holder (both indoor and outdoor) at 1500m made it to the semi-finals in 2012. He can go one step further and make it all the way.

Representing Australia in Long Jump is Fabrice Lapierre. Even though his most noticeable wins were in 2010, still he can be a force to reckon with. Recently he finished 2nd in World Indoor Games and if he can stay on course, he is definitely in for a shot at the medal.

17-time Australian title holder Dani Samuels will make her 3rd appearance at the Rio Olympics in Women's Discus throw.

The Australian Athlete of the Year (2012) Tom Slingsby still has time at his disposal to make two in a row at the Laser Class.

2016 Australian-Olympics Team Captain and flag bearer at the opening ceremony Anna Meares will definitely be a source of inspiration for the entire country. She is definitely a top favorite to win in the cycling discipline.

                            Olympics are set to start on 5th August 2016 up till 21st August 2016.

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