McSweyn and Mitchell advance at Tokyo
A former Eureka Athletic Club member is through to the semi-finals of the 1500m at Tokyo.
Stewart McSweyn, who attended Ballarat and Clarendon College but hails from King Island made it through with fellow Aussie Oliver Hoare.
“Yeah, obviously it's been a big build-up. I'm happy with that, I felt good. You've got to take every round, round by round," McSweyn told Channel 7.
"I went into it ready to run as fast as I could if I needed to. The focus is the semi, focusing on round by round. It felt comfy, I hope I can lift in the next round."
"I feel like I'm coming from the 5 K, 10 K. If I can make it quick I will take guys on I think," he said.
Its the first time two Australian men have reached the semi since Los Angeles in 1984.
Meantime, Ballarat’s Kathryn Mitchell is through to the final of the Javelin in Tokyo.
The 39-year-old’s second throw of 61.85 metres was the only one to find the mark in Tuesday’s qualifying round but it was enough to send her through.
She will compete in the final on Friday evening.