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Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates is "very keen" for steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze to go to the London Games despite her missing Athletics Australia's qualification deadline by little more than a day.

LaCaze, 22, bettered the qualifying standard with a personal best of nine minutes 41.15 seconds in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

But her breakthrough run came a day after AA announced its 54-strong team for London.

LaCaze - who has spent the past four years on scholarship at the University of Florida - is one of at least three Australian athletes to have officially asked AA to reconsider their non-selection in the team.

Read the full story at Wide World of Sports