Among the many Australians set to shoot for gold right this moment is excessive jumper Eleanor Patterson, the reining world champion.
Patterson, who gained gold on the 2014 Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow as a teen, attacked the Birmingham Video games with a head of steam following her gold-medal breakthrough ultimately month’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene.
Patterson will not be joined within the discipline by compatriot Nicola Olyslagers, who withdrew due to a torn calf.
“It is each disappointing and devastating not to have the ability to compete within the girls’s excessive leap last,” Olyslagers, who gained silver on the Tokyo Olympics, mentioned in an announcement.
“What was regarded as a good calf after my qualifying spherical turned out to be a torn muscle in my leaping leg.
“Of all of the feelings and shock I might really feel within the second, I nonetheless have peace.
“Profitable bronze on the Commonwealth Video games 4 years in the past allowed my skilled profession as a excessive jumper to start. It was a contest that modified the trajectory of my life.
“My prayer is that another person’s dream comes alive tomorrow as I cheer them on from the sidelines.
“Let’s go cheer Eleanor on as she jumps for Australia so properly on the market.”
The ultimate will get underway at 7.17pm (AEST).