The UK and Australia have one of the bitterest rivalries in the history of sports.
But what makes the competition between these two nations even more exciting than the medals battle between the USA and China is that both countries excel at the same sports, so it’s one head-to-head after the other.
The most thrilling contest this time round should be in track and field: Team GB’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson isn’t only competing in the heptathlon, she’ll be gunning for glory in the individual long-jump, too.
And that’s where she’ll go stride-for-stride with Brooke Stratton, Australia’s hot gold-medal favourite. The Queen can cross fingers on both hands.
- Age: 23 (Johnson-Thompson) vs 22 (Stratton)
- Height: 1.83 m vs 1.68 m
- Weight: 68 kg vs 58 kg
- Long Jump gold medals: 2012 World Junior Champs vs none
- Personal Best: 6.93 m (indoor - 2015) vs 7.05 m (Australian record)
Medals haul 2012
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug 5-21