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Coast's Shark to star in London

Australian water polo player Billy Miller.
Australian water polo player Billy Miller. Jonathan Carroll

MOOLOOLABA'S Billy Miller is expected to figure prominently when the Aussie Sharks water polo team plays Serbia tonight in London in a quarter-final.

Miller and good mate Rhys Howden starred for the Sharks in Monday night's 13-8 victory over Greece - a must-win match for Australia following losses to Italy, Croatia and Spain in earlier games.

Miller pulled off two crucial turnovers and found the back of the net twice in the dying stages to stave off any hopes of a Greek comeback and help his side progress.

Day 10 proved to be a day to forget for the Coast, with Miller's performance the only real highlight.

Despite her first injury-free preparation in years for a major event, Alexandra Headland pole vaulter Alana Boyd struggled to match her qualification form in difficult conditions at the Olympic Stadium yesterday morning.

The 28-year-old, who set an Australian record of 4.76m earlier this year, failed to clear 4.45m and finished last in the final.

The gold medal was won by American Jennifer Suhr (4.75m), who edged out Cuba's Yarisley Silva and two-time defending Olympic champion Elena Isinbaeva, from Russia.

Boyd later said: "The wind wasn't fantastic for pole vaulting, but none-theless I wasn't able to put together the pressure jumps like I did in qualifying. I don't know why, but my jump just wasn't solid enough.

"I'm not happy. I really thought I could go out there and be competitive with those girls. I proved that in the domestic season I can jump heights that would be really competitive."

Hockeyroo Jodie Schulz's medal hopes were dashed when the Australians failed to score a goal against Argentina in a heart-breaking 0-0 draw.

The Hockeyroos finished level with Argentina and New Zealand on points in their group, but needed to find the back of the net against their South American opponents to progress.

The Hockeyroos will face China on Friday night in the playoff for fifth.

Kayaker Rachel Lovell's campaign ended after the Australian K4 crew missed a place in the final when it finished sixth in its semi-final.

Topics:  australia billy miller london olympics sharks water polo



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