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Australian pair Mitchell Watt and Henry Frayne advanced to the men's long jump final following a nervous wait in the qualifying round on Friday.

Neither Watt or Frayne were able to beat the automatic qualifying distance of 8.10 metres, but they both finished inside the top 12 to ensure their place in Sunday morning's final (AEST).

Watt, the reigning world outdoor silver medallist, produced a best leap of 7.99m to finish ninth in qualifying, while training partner Frayne managed 7.95m to scrape through with the 11th best jump.

Frayne, who joined Watt to train under Gary Bourne in Brisbane in 2010, claimed silver at the world indoor titles in Istanbul in March.

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