Australia at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

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Australia at the
2011 World Championships in Athletics
Flag of Australia.svg
National federation Athletics Australia
in Daegu
Competitors 41
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 1 3

Australia competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from 27 August to 4 September in Daegu, South Korea.

Team selection[edit]

An initial Australian Flame team of 24 has been announced by Athletics Australia, with reigning World champions Steve Hooker and Dani Samuels set to lead the green and gold charge at the competition. Athletes looking to qualify but not yet announced are eligible for selection until 31 July 2011 (excluding marathon and walks).[1][2] A final team of 47 athletes was announced on 2 August 2011.[3]

The following athletes appeared on the preliminary Entry List,[4] but not on the Official Start List of the specific event,[5] resulting in a total number of 41 competitors:

KEY: Did not participate Competed in another event
Event Athlete
Men 400 metres Sean Wroe
800 metres Jeffrey Riseley
10,000 metres Ben St Lawrence
4 × 100 metres relay Liam Gander
Mitchell Watt
4 × 400 metres relay John Steffensen
20 kilometres walk Luke Adams
Women 100 metres Sally Pearson
4 x 100 metres relay Laura Whaler
4 × 400 metres relay Tamsyn Manou
Hayley Butler
Sally Pearson

In addition, the team includes 2 athletes invited by the IPC for exhibition events: Richard Colman, 400m T53 (wheelchair) men, and Madison de Rozario, 800m T54 (wheelchair) women.[4]


The following Australian competitors won medals at the Championships