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Athletes given more chances to qualify

Australian athletes including long jumper Fabrice Lapierre, 800m runner Tamsyn Manou and pole vaulter Vicky Parnov have been given chances to qualify for the Olympics until as late as July 7, provided they file paperwork by Friday with Athletics Australia.

This follows the backflip by Athletics Australia on the weekend on its initial opposition to US-based steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze being on the Olympic team.

The 22-year-old LaCaze, a Queenslander who has been studying at the University of Florida, ran the Olympic A-qualifying time at a meeting in Indianapolis last week, after Australian Athletics' original selection deadline of June 11.

Read the full story at The Australian

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