Australian athletics competing in the Commonwealth Games have arrived
at Manchester Airport - and they are fired up and going for gold!
expected to take home a large haul of medals and among the athletes
who arrived today were 1998 Commonwealth Games silver medal-winning
heptathlete, Jane Jamieson and 400-metre hurdles hopeful Jana Pittman
and she is really excited about competing in the new stadium.
great raps about the new stadium," she said. "The English always
put on a great competition and it's great competing in that atmosphere."
And she was
in confident mood about Australia's likely medals tally. "I think
we've got a really good chance," she said. "We're a young team and
I think we're definitely going to bring home some medals.
Games are a big step for me but I'm looking forward to running against
my heroes, who I watched four years ago in Kuala Lumpur."
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