Inside Athletics

Dodgy ankle won't stop Frayne making history in London

An irritating ankle injury will not stop Henry Frayne making history in London, whether he wins a medal in the Olympic Stadium sand pit or not.

The 22-year-old from Brisbane will become the first Australian since Ian Tomlinson in 1964 to feature in both events in the sand at the one Games, becoming a track and field dual international in rugby and rugby league parlance.

He has been troubled recently by an ankle complaint that stemmed from what he admits was a technical flaw he picked up while trying to avoid landing on bruised heels, and instead falling on his toes. However, the athletics all-rounder is hopeful he can make an impression at his first Olympics — and in both disciplines.

Read the full story at the Sydney Morning Herald