Australian athletes have arrived in South Korea for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 on August 10th.
Australia has a total of 47 athletes, led by two reigning world champions -- Steve Hooker in Men's Pole Vault and Dani Samuels in Women's Discus Throw.
Steve Hooker is the first Australian man to ever hold both the Olympic and world titles concurrently and can rightfully be considered Australia's greatest field athlete ever.
Dani Samuels is the first Australian athlete to enter the field of play at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu on 27 August, when she begins the defense of her World title in the qualifying rounds of the women’s Discus Throw on the Championships' opening day.
Australia's Sally Pearson is also considered a medal contender in Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles. Sally Pearson holds the Australian record for the 100 metres hurdles.
In Men’s Long Jump , Mitchell Watt has the current Oceania record for the Long Jump - 8.54m.
Men’s Pole Vault final will be held on Aug 29th 19:25 (KST) and Women's 100mH final on Sep 3th 21:00 (KST).