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Nineteen-year-old Sydney student Steven Solomon has got the London Olympics in his grasp - almost. The national champion and fastest 400m runner in Australia at the moment, Solomon ran the quickest time when the Australian 4x400m team in South Korea two weeks ago put themselves in reach of qualifying for the Olympics.

If the Australian men's relay, which now ranks 10th in the world, maintains a top-16 ranking before the London Games, which open on July 27, Solomon will have his Olympic spot booked.

And in Brisbane on the weekend, he will attempt to run the A-qualifying time of 45.3 seconds to put his name down for the Australian team in the 400m individual race as well.

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