Athletics: Farquhar books his spot to Rio Olympics

Stuart Farquhar competes in the IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015. Photo / Getty Images
Stuart Farquhar competes in the IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015. Photo / Getty Images

Stuart Farquhar has qualified for a fourth Olympics.

The veteran javelin thrower has thrown 83.93 metres at the Australian track and field championships in Sydney, almost a metre beyond the Rio qualifying standard.

Farquhar's throw is the best in the world this year, 97 centimetres clear of his nearest rival.

Stuart Farquhar has competed at the last three Olympic Games and finished ninth in London.

He's a 16-time national champion.

- Radio Sport

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