Australian sprinter Melissa Breen justifies selection for London Olympics


Created: 19 July 2012
Sprinter Melissa Breen and Victorian Jeff Riseley have shown they're peaking at the right time with both producing personal best times in their final hit-outs before the Olympic Games.

And there was also good news for rising star Ryan Gregson who showed a return to form with a victory in Cork, Ireland.

While reigning world champion Yohan Blake dominated the headlines at meeting in Lucerne by winning the men's 100m in 9.85sec, Breen finally got some reward for what has been a testing season in the women's event.

The Canberra sprinter finished second to America's Tiffany Townsend in a time of 11.27sec (wind: +2.0m/s), which was three-hundredths faster than her previous best set in Japan in April.

Read the full article at the Herald Sun


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