Inside Athletics

Long jump to the top if you want a London Gold

Putting legal studies aside, Mitchell Watt will carry Australian hopes for a long jump gold medal at his first ever Olympic Games, but he seems comfortable with that.

Athletics Australia has made a bold prediction for the London Olympics: six medals in track and field. Just to put that in perspective, that's two more than Australia's athletes won in Beijing and that was Australia's best performance in athletics in four decades. But, if it's going to happen, some big names will have to fire. So imagine the pressure on Mitchell Watt, Australia's top long jumper, who's all but expected to win gold in what will be his first-ever Olympics. Ben Knight reports.

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