Foxtel presenter Matt Shirvington caught up with some of the athletes at their customised training facility at Tonbridge School in Kent, where Athletics Australia have set up base camp.
He spoke with Long Jump gold medal favourite Mitchell Watt as he was about to depart for Monaco to compete in the Diamond League.
“Mitchell said he is feeling confident, and he certainly looks fit and up for the challenge. He is hoping for a good final performance in Monaco before hitting London’s main stadium,” said Shirvington.
“He has had a dream run in the lead up to these Games, and will be very hard to beat.”
Shirvington, who was trackside at Crystal Palace when Pearson was beaten by American hurdler Kelly Wells, also caught up with Pearson’s coach, Sharon Hannan, while in Tonbridge.
“Sharon is confident that Sally will respond positively to her loss at Crystal Palace, and she is still very much the one to beat at the Games,” he said today.
During the LONDON 2012 Olympic Games, Foxtel will broadcast an incredible 110 hours of live coverage of the Athletics. That includes every single minute of Track competition shown live and in full, all Field finals shown live and in full, and every single minute of the Marathon and Walks shown live and uninterrupted.
Foxtel’s coverage of the LONDON 2012 Olympic Games commences on Wednesday, July 25 at 7.00pm AEST. The first day of the Athletics commences on air on Friday August 3 from 7.00pm (AEST) live on Foxtel’s LONDON 4 (Track) and LONDON 5 (Field) and includes two Gold Medal events – the Men’s Shot Put final and the Women’s 10,000m final.
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