Breen falls short of Oly qualifier


Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen fell agonisingly short of automatically qualifying for the London Olympics and will now head to Japan in her relentless bid to get to the Games.


Breen ran 11.31 seconds in her 100m semi-final at the Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne on Saturday, 0.02 of a second outside the A qualifier for London, but in a time that would have made the semi-finals at the Beijing Olympics.

She went on to win her second national title at Lakeside Stadium in a time of 11.42 later on Saturday night.

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