World champions Steve Hooker and Dani Samuels will spearhead the Australian athletics team’s assault on the 2010 Commonwealth Games after the two world title-holders were today named alongside six fellow stars of track and field to have been provisionally nominated for the Delhi-bound team.

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association together with Athletics Australia will look to send its largest athletics team ever to contest a major overseas meet to next year’s 19th edition of the Games, to be held from October 3-14 in New Delhi, India, with over 90 athletes expected to be given a call-up to the squad.

Seven of the athletes named in today’s opening round of nominations earned the nod by securing a top-eight finish in an individual event or top-20 result in the marathon at the 2009 IAAF world championships in Berlin (GER) in August….Read More

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