Quote Of The Day
“The 23-year-old (100 runner) has set a goal of making the Olympic final, an achievement de Castella is adamant would be greater than some medals in other sports.
”I’m not a big fan of trying to have Australia higher on the medal tally, because all medals are not equal,” he said.
”If as a nation we gauge our performance by where we rank on the medal tally, and we opt out of the tough events because we can get more medals in the soft events, that to me is not what excellence is about.
”That’s a real cop-out,” de Castella added.”
– Excerpt from a Canberra Times article where former marathon great (1983 W champ) Rob de Castella slams Australia for shifting all of its funding to Olympic medal contenders, leaving a potential Olympic 100m finalist like Melissa Breen out in the cold.