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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 5th (triple jump) - 2012 Diamond League (Eugene, USA)
  • 4th (triple jump) - 2012 Diamond League (Shanghai, China)
  • 2nd (long jump) - 2012 World Indoor Championships (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 1st (long jump) - 2012 Australian Olympic Trials (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (triple jump) - 2012 Australian Olympic Trials (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (long jump) - 2012 Sydney Track Classic (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Earning selection for the London Olympic Games in triple jump and long jump
  • Breaking the Australia Junior Triple Jump Record at the World Junior Championships in Poland in 2008
  • Becoming National Triple Jump Champion in Perth in 2010

Interesting Facts

  • Henry Frayne will achieve his dream of being the second member of his family to compete in track and field at the Olympics for Australia following the path of his uncle Bruce, who competed in the 400m at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.
  • He was a finalist at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu placing ninth in the triple jump after earlier in the season jumping 17.04m in Barcelona.
  • Frayne had an outstanding start to 2012. He jumped a personal best in the long jump for the first time in four years with a massive 28 centimetres off his previous best to jump 8.27m, in an event he rarely trains for. He then won the Olympic Trials in both the long jump and the triple jump and in the process set a personal best of 17.23m to eclipse the triple jump qualifying standard. He then travelled to the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul and won silver in the long jump.
  • In a rare display of outstanding talent he will contest both the long jump and triple jump at the Olympic Games. He is only the first Australian to do the double since Ian Tomlinson at Tokyo 1964.
  • Frayne trains at the National Jump Centre in Brisbane under coach Gary Bourne and alongside world championship long jump medallist Mitchell Watt. Frayne originates from Adelaide and in late 2005 chose to pursue triple/long jump over AFL. After success including the Australian Junior triple jump record (16.58m) and fifth place at the World Juniors in 2008 he moved to Brisbane to train with Bourne.

Sport

Years on national team

4

Coach

Gary Bourne (2009 - current)
Vasily Grischenkov (2004 - 2009)

Primary Training Base

Brisbane, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Cologne, Germany

Club

QE2 Track Club, Brisbane, Australia

Institute/Academy

Queensland Academy of Sport, Brisbane

Education

Primary

Burnside Primary School & St Peters College (SA, Australia)

Secondary

St Peters College (SA, Australia), Melbourne Grammer (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Commerce - Deakin University (2007 - )


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