Image: Kathryn Mitchell will be throwing for gold tonight in the women's javelin final. Credit: Getty Images / Australian Olympic Team
VIS DAY 14 SCHEDULE
Men's 50km race walk (Rhydian Cowley)*
Women's 20km race walk (Jemima Montag, Rebecca Henderson)*
Women's Javelin Throw Final (Kathryn Mitchell)*
Women's 1500m Final (Linden Hall)*
At the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Friday night, five Australian women will contest finals. From 9.50pm AEST, Kelsey-Lee Barber, Kathryn Mitchell and Mackenzie Little will be chasing medals in the javelin. World Champion Barber and Australian Record Holder Mitchell are capable of making the podium, and Little will look to build on her personal best from qualifying to go deep into the final.
At 10.50pm Linden Hall and Jessica Hull will race the 1500m. They are the two fastest Australians of all-time. Hull got the Australian record back from Hall in the semi-final but fast times will be a bonus. The top placings are what Hall and Hull are chasing. The best result by an Australian at the Olympics was Margaret Crowley's fifth in 1996.
Sapporo will be where the athletics action starts on Friday morning with the 50km walk from 6.30am AEST. Rhydian Cowley at his second Games will be walking for Australia. The 30-year-old, who was 22nd in the 20km in Rio, takes on a big field of 59. At 5.30pm there will be a trio of Aussie women in the 20km walk. Commonwealth Games Champion Jemima Montag, 20-year-old Rebecca Henderson and 21-year-old Katie Hayward will be looking to continue Australia's strong tradition in the event.
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