Tasmania will be represented by seven athletes at next month's Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur following yesterday's selection of the national track and field team.
Brendan Hanigan (800m), Susan Andrews (400m and 4x400m relay), Mandy Giblin (1500m) and Kylie Risk (10,000m) made the team while Lyn Saint John, Pat Scammel and David Thom fell short of the qualifying times.
Hobart's Bianca Langham was also selected in the women's hockey team yesterday and joins Ricky Ponting who was earlier selected in the cricket side for the September 10-21 Games.
The men's hockey team won't be named until after a training camp and tournament on August 18 but, barring injury Hobart's Daniel Sproule is a certainty. Matthew Wells is also in the squad but it appears he is unlikely to made the final team unless there are injuries.
In 1994 in Canada, Tasmania had a team of nine including Melissa Carlton in the disabled 100m freestyle and Paul Wiggins in the wheelchair 800m and marathon. Events for the disabled won't be held in Kuala Lumpur.
Hanigan is the only athlete remaining from the team of 1994 and together with Andrews and Risk was virtually guaranteed of making this year's team after setting A standard qualifying times.
Mandy Giblin (1500m) was selected after setting a B qualifying time on Sunday.
Tasmanians who competed in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada were: Andrea Hughes (high jump), Brendan Hanigan (800m), Simon Hollingsworth (400m hurdles), Tim O'Shannessey, Grant Rice (cycling), Justann Crawford, Aaron Everett (boxing), Melissa Carlton (100m freestyle disabled swimming) and Paul Wiggins (wheelchair 800m and marathon).