Ash Moloney is on the verge of claiming Australia’s first medal on the track as the men’s decathlon comes to a close.
Moloney entered the final two events — javelin and the 1500m — in second place as he sought to win Australia’s first ever medal in the 10-part event.
He dropped a personal best in the 110m hurdles to start Thursday’s action and although discus isn’t his strongest suit, was still only one spot off the leader after his throw of 4.38m.
Moloney cleared 5m in the pole vault and hit a season-best when he launched his javelin 57.12m.
It meant he was still in the silver medal position going into the final 1500m event later tonight.
Moloney — establishing himself as the new pin-up boy of Australian athletics — performed strongly on Wednesday in the opening day of the decathlon. He finished in a personal best time of 10.34 seconds in the 100m and easily won his…