RIO 2016: Stratton shrugs off TV attention to claim seventh

ATHLETICS: Aussie long jumper Brooke Stratton can be pleased with her performance in Rio, even if it was a baptism by fire.

In the cauldron of the Olympic stadium, the 23-year-old had the spotlight right on her during the final. Well, a television camera anyway, every time she began her run up.

"It is a little bit different, you don't have to deal with that at the competitions we have in Australia so it is just a matter of getting used to it," said the 23-year-old Stratton of the ever-present TV camera.

"I'm sure the next time around I will feel a little bit more comfortable with that sort of stuff happening."

The national record-holder finished seventh with a jump of 6.74m, behind winner and two-time world champion Tianna Bartoletta (7.17m), of the US.

Fellow Australian Brett Robinson qualified ninth for the final of the men's 5000m on Sunday morning (AEST).

Brit Mo Farah is chasing a second straight Olympic 5000m-10,000m double in Rio.


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