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Samuels powers into Olympic discus final

A rejuvenated Dani Samuels stayed cool when the heat was on, producing her best throw in more than two years to power into the Olympic discus final.

Long jumpers Mitchell Watt and Henry Frayne also did enough to qualify for their final on Saturday night, but it was 2009 world champion Samuels who produced the stand-out Australian performance on day one of the London Games track and field program.

After a middling effort of 60.02m and a foul in the opening two rounds of qualifying, Samuels - the 2009 world champion - needed something big with her final throw.

And she delivered right on time with 63.97m - good enough for seventh place overall.

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