Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Adam Miller

A talented sportsman, Miller turned to athletics upon suffering an injury playing baseball, and began training seriously in early 2001.

Miller caused a sensation at the NSW State School Championships not long after, where he clocked an incredible 10.87 seconds for the 100m sprint.


By the end of 2001, he had achieved a personal best time of 10.60, and later qualified for the World Junior Championships, where he finished seventh in the quarter finals of the 100m and fourth in the semi finals of the 200m.

His best performance arrived in early 2002 as part of the Telstra A Series, where he clocked 10.41 in the 100m heat and 10.48 in the final. He finished the race as the second Australian past the line, defeating acclaimed sprinter Patrick Johnson, who recently became the first Australian to break the 10-second barrier.

Although he narrowly missed selection to Australia's Commonwealth Games team in 2002, Miller won the national junior sprint double that year and in his first season in the Open category of the Australian Championships, reached the final of the 200m.


Miller produced a consistent set of performances early in 2004. He won his first 200m National Open title at the Telstra A-Championships, having already produced an Olympic A qualifier of 20.47 at the NSW State Championships.

Miller's time was the fastest by an Australian since Shirvington ran 20.45 in 1998 and subsequently recognised by selectors as Miller gained selection for the Athens Olympics.

Despite a hamstring injury sustained just before the Games, Miller made it onto the track for his Olympic debut.


In 2006, following a terrific domestic season, Miller was selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games team to compete in Melbourne. Miller raced in the men's 4x100m Relay final and the team was unlucky to finish out of the medals after qualifying second fastest for the event.

With the benefit of Athens and Melbourne behind him, Miller is primed to take his career to the next level.

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