Australia in tug of war for sprint star Eddie Nketia

AA head of performance and coaching Christian Malcolm, NZ athletics high performance boss Scott Goodman and Nketia’s coach and father Gus will meet later on Sunday to thrash out his immediate future.

Nketia must decide before June’s Oceania championships whether he wishes to represent Australia or New Zealand at international level.

Once that call is made, he is unable to switch nationalities until he turns 20.

After finishing second behind Nketia in the 100m final, the 21-year-old Browning tweeted: “A great run by big Eddie. I hope AA are doing everything to keep him in this country.”

Were Nketia to choose Australia he would be added to an impressive 4x100m relay squad also including Browning, Williams, Jack Hale and Jake Doran, all of whom have run under 10.20.


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