Inside Athletics

Melissa Breen picked for London 'on potential'

Canberra's "nearly girl" Melissa Breen is celebrating her addition to Australia's Olympic track team after Athletics Australia selectors sensibly invoked the "potential" clause in the criteria to give the young sprinter a well deserved run. "It's the phone call I've been waiting my whole life for," Breen told The Daily Telegraph.

Breen, 21, fulfilled the participation component of the criteria and came within 0.002sec of clocking the Olympic A-qualifying time for 100m of 11.29sec while on a trip to Asia in early May.

"I feel immensely proud and excited about the next few months and I feel a form of relief," said Breen, who bettered the Olympic B-qualifying time of 11.38sec on nine occasions this season during which she said she raced 27 times over 100m.

Read the full story at the Daily Telegraph