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Olympics: Athletics Day 5 results - men's high jump final live updates, blog

16th August, 2016
9:30am - Men's high jump FINAL
9:35am - Women's javelin throw Qualifications
9:40am - Men's 110m hurdles Semi-final 1
9:48am - Men's 110m hurdles Semi-final 2
9:56am - Men's 110m hurdles Semi-final 3
10:05am - Women's long jump Qualifications
10:10am - Women's 400m hurdles Semi-final 1
10:17am - Women's 400m hurdles Semi-final 2
10:24am - Women's 400m hurdles Semi-final 3
10:35 am - Men's 400m hurdles Semi-final 1
10:42am - Men's 400m hurdles Semi-final 2
10:49 am - Men's 400m hurdles Semi-final 3
11:00am - Women's 200m Semi-final 1
11:08 am - Women's 200m Semi-final 2
11:16 am - Women's 200m Semi-final 3
11:30 am - Women's 1500m FINAL
11:45 am - Men's 110m hurdles FINAL
Australia's Lauren Wells looks towards the clock after placing fourth in the women's 400m hurdles finall at Hampden Park during the XX Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
16th August, 2016
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We have Aussies in gold medal action and all over the place today as an already historic four days of track and field continues to light up the Rio games. Catch all the live updates and results on The Roar from 9:30am (AEST).

While his brother, Mitchell, is taking on Sri Lanka in Test cricket, Brandon Starc will be jumping for gold this morning in the Men’s High Jump final.

Starc qualified for the final quite comfortably with a 2.29m leap in the group stages, putting him on equal footing with the lead.

Elsewhere in the field, we have two Australian women in the Javelin qualifiers, looking to book a spot in what would be a maiden final for both of them.

Kim Mickle will be looking to back up her gold in the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a big performance in the Javelin, alongside fellow Australian Kelsey-Lee Roberts, who got bronze in that same event.

Brooke Stratton and Chelsea Jaensch are both making their Olympic debut in the Women’s long jump. Jaensch only made her major competition debut earlier this year at the age of 31.

After just sneaking through in the qualifiers yesterday, Lauren Wells will be representing the green and gold in the women’s 400m hurdles semi-finals this morning.

Wells qualified with the 20th fastest time out of 23 available spots yesterday after slipping up towards the back end of her heat, but she should be in much better shape to make a run at top three finish today.

In the women’s 200m, we have 22-year old Ella Nelson in the second semi-final, hoping to push towards a final spot in her Olympic debut.


Elsewhere across the stadium, we’ll bring you all the live action from the Women’s 1500m and Men’s 110m hurdles finals where gold will be dished out to end the day.

Plus all the semi-final action leading up to it, including the Women’s and Men’s 400m hurdles, as well as the hotly contested Women’s 200m dash.