Rio Olympics 2016: Cricketer Mitchell Starc's brother qualifies for high jump final

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Bengaluru, Aug 16: Australian speedster Mitchell Starc's brother Brandon Starc has qualified for the finals Men's High Jump category at the Rio Olympics 2016.

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Brandon representing Australia at the games finished 10th in the qualifying stage clearing 2.29m on his third and final attempt.

Brandon Starc practiising before Rio Olympics 2016 (Image courtesy: Brandon Starc Twitter handle)

His jump was just 2 cm below his personal best which he recorded at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

After his qualification, Brandonm, 22 said: "When (Bahamas athlete) Trevor Barry cleared it I knew it was getting tight because he was below me.

"It was the last jump of the night - everyone was going home after that.

"And I thought, 'I don't want to end it here' so just gave it everything."

He further added: "I was just about to jump and fed off that a little bit,' said Starc, a finalist at his first world championships in Beijing last year.

"It was a big night. I'm glad I was a part of it."

Before his event yesterday his big brother and Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc had tweeted wishing Brandom best wishes.

His tweet read:

Brandon replied tweeting:

Earlier, Mitchell had said: "I'm pretty excited and proud of the younger brother to represent his country in the Olympics."

Mitchell Starc is currently in Sri Lanka as Australia are touring for 3 match test series. Sri Lanka have already won the series leading 2-0. The third and final test is ongoing.

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