Inside Athletics

Late charge secures Joel Milburn's London Games berth

He may be a “bench warmer” at the moment but Joel Milburn could not be happier about being selected to go to his second Olympic Games, beginning at the end of July.

The former Faulconbridge resident was nominated by Athletics Australia to join a six-man 4x400m relay squad after defeating his main selection rivals on the Gold Coast just days before the final team announcement was made last week.

Milburn said recent hardships made this moment even more special than his first Australian selection four years ago.

“I’ve worked really hard and I’ve had so many obstacles in my way this season and I’ve just hung on and not given up, and it’s paid off for me,” he said.

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