Olympic decathlon bronze medallist Ashley Moloney was named in the Australian 15-member team to represent the country at the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022 to be held 18-20 March. The small group is made of a number of podium prospects and the team will travel to Belgrade 22 with the hope of fulfilling those possibilities. Read more: France names World Indoor Championships 2022 team
Moloney, who finished third in the decathlon at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021 and set a new personal best and Australian record with 8,649 points, will compete in the heptathlon, and the 21-year-old is also targeting another major championship medal in back-to-back season.
Also on the traveling roster for Australia is World Athletics Indoor Tour high jump winner Eleanor Patterson. The two-time Olympian who finished 5th in Tokyo last summer is coming off a very productive 2021 campaign where she cleared 1.96m on four occasions. She opened her indoor term with a world-leading Oceanian indoor record of 1.99m in February. Read more: USA named strong World Athletics Indoor Championships team
Based on the form chart, The 25-year-old will now head to Belgrade 22 as a favorite for the gold medal, although there are several other candidates shaping up to battle with the Australian world-leader for the top podium spot.
The team also includes Australian indoor record-holders Catriona Bisset, Jessica Hull, Oliver H o a r e, and Chris Douglas.
The World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia is expected to be two days of excitement and entertainment.
Australian World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022 team
800m: Catriona Bisset
1500m: Linden Hall, Jessica Hull
3000m: Lauren Ryan, Jessica Hull
60m hurdles: Liz Clay
High jump: Eleanor Patterson
Pole vault: Nina Kennedy
400m: Tom Willems
800m: Charlie Hunter
1500m: Ollie H o a r e
3000m: Matthew Ramsden
60m hurdles: Nick Andrews, Chris Douglas
Pole vault: Kurtis Marschall
Heptathlon: Ash Moloney