18 NSW athletes selected for the Paris Olympic Games

Published Mon 08 Jul 2024

8 July 2024

18 NSW athletes selected for the Paris Olympic Games

Today the Australian Olympic Committee announced the final 55 Track and Field athletes to comprise the 75-strong team for the Paris Olympic Games. The NSW contingent is 18 athletes, headed by a number of medal hopes, javelin thrower Mackenzie Little, high jumpers Nicola Olyslagers and Eleanor Patterson, and 1500m runner Jessica Hull - who overnight in Paris sliced five seconds from the Australian record.

Also last night in Paris at the Diamond League, Olyslagers returned from an injury interrupted campaign, to place second with a terrific 2.01m clearance. 

NSW dominate the men’s 4x100m relay with three on the team. US-based teenager Aleksandra Stoilova makes the women’s relay following a stunning year where she has become the third fastest junior in Australian history, behind only Raelene Boyle and Torrie Lewis. Former NSW athlete, Kristie Edwards, who after a few years living in Queensland and has now returned to Sydney, joins Alek on the Australian 4x100m relay – our first appearance at the Olympics in 24 years. 

Connor Murphy joins his Dad and coach, Andrew Murphy as an Olympian – both in the triple jump. Very unlucky to miss the team is National 800m champion Luke Boyes. 

100m    Ella Connolly
1500m    Jessica Hull
5000m    Rose Davies
400m Hurdles     Sarah Carli
4x100m Relay    Aleksandra Stoilova, Kristie Edwards
High Jump     Nicola Olyslagers, Eleanor Patterson
Javelin Throw     Mackenzie Little 

MEN (9)
100m    Rohan Browning
1500m    Olli Hoare
5000m    Morgan McDonald
4x100m Relay    Joshua Azzopardi, Browning, Sebastian Sultana
High Jump    Brandon Starc
Long Jump    Liam Adcock 
Triple Jump    Connor Murphy
Javelin Throw    Cameron McEntyre

Allanah Pitcher has been selected as a travelling reserve for the Mixed Race Walk Team.
We recognise a number of athletes with connections to NSW - Gold Coast-based QAS athlete Michelle Jenneke and Gold Coast-based Liz Clay.

David Tarbotton for Athletics NSW
Image: Jessica Hull