Teen sensation Torrie Lewis recently became the fastest woman in Australian history, but a host of others competing currently are only a whisker behind.
During the build-up to the Paris Olympics, a beach sprinting champion, a former long jump star and a speedster described as a “little pocket dynamo” are among those worth watching.
They’re all chasing the 100m entry standard of 11.07 seconds, and even if they fail to meet that swift mark, they could qualify by world rankings. And if they don’t do that, they could head to Paris as relay runners.
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100m personal best: 11.10
Lewis’ record-breaking run at the ACT Championships in January didn’t come out of nowhere. She was already the Australian under-16 record holder and the reigning national champion over 100m and 200m, as well as a member of the Australian team for last year’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest.