Sports stars wow in glitzy frocks at Nitro Athletics Gala

They're known for sporting team-coloured lycra outfits and accessorising with medals around their necks.

But the global stars of the track and field paraded their glamorous sides at the Nitro Athletics Gala Dinner at the Crown Palladium on Thursday.

The athletes stunned in glitzy looks ahead competing in the three-night Nitro Athletics concept that kicks off on Saturday at Lakeside Stadium.

No lycra here! Athletics stars Morgan Mitchell leads the pack of athletes flaunting glitzy frocks at Nitro Athletics Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Thursday, opting for a stunning red and black striped jumpsuit with a plunging neckline design

No lycra here! Athletics stars Morgan Mitchell leads the pack of athletes flaunting glitzy frocks at Nitro Athletics Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Thursday, opting for a stunning red and black striped jumpsuit with a plunging neckline design

Australian sprinter Morgan Mitchell, 22, wowed in a red and black striped jumpsuit with a plunging neckline design.

The athlete showcased her tall and slender frame in the ensemble, with the low-cut providing a glimpse at her exposed chest.

Morgan chose to wear her luscious dark locks down in curled waves, while applying a flawless coverage of bronzer, blush and a shiny red lip gloss.

Twinning! Australian pole vaulters Nina Kennedy and Liz Parnov chose to sport matching off-the-shoulder attire as they arrived at the gala event

Twinning! Australian pole vaulters Nina Kennedy and Liz Parnov chose to sport matching off-the-shoulder attire as they arrived at the gala event

Thigh's the limit! Liz dared to bare in her thigh-split yellow frock, demanding attention by flaunted her exposed leg in the satin dress that sat snug around her lower bust

Thigh's the limit! Liz dared to bare in her thigh-split yellow frock, demanding attention by flaunted her exposed leg in the satin dress that sat snug around her lower bust

Australian pole vaulters Nina Kennedy and Liz Parnov chose to sport matching off-the-shoulder attire as they arrived at the gala event.

Nina wore an elegant long-sleeved black jumpsuit with shiny heels and a handheld leather clutch.

Liz dared to bare in her thigh-split yellow frock, demanding attention by flaunted her exposed leg in the satin dress that sat low around her bust.

Leggy displays! Former Greek track and field star Anastasia Marinakou (L) wore a short frock to show off her trim pins, while American Paralympian Femita Ayanbeku (R) opted for a similar geometric-printed design that showcased her prosthetic right leg with the thigh-high splits

Leggy displays! Former Greek track and field star Anastasia Marinakou (L) wore a short frock to show off her trim pins, while American Paralympian Femita Ayanbeku (R) opted for a similar geometric-printed design that showcased her prosthetic right leg with the thigh-high splits

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