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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 6th (1500m) - 2012 Diamond League (Shanghai, China)
  • 1st (1500m) - 2012 National Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (1500m) - 2012 Australian Olympic Trials (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 3rd (1500m) - 2011 World Challenge (Rieti, Italy)
  • 19th (1500m) - 2011 Diamond League (Daegu, Korea)
  • 13th (1500m) - 2011 Diamond League (Monaco, Monaco)

Career Highlights

  • Coming second at the 2009 World University Games in the 1500m
  • Winning the 1500m at the 2010 Australian Championships
  • Running a 1500m personal best at the 2010 International Sotteville Meeting in France

Interesting Facts

  • Kaila McKnight ran a 1500m personal best time of 4:05.61 at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai in May 2012. She sits fifth on the Australian all-time list for the 1500m (as at June 2012).
  • McKnight qualified for the 2011 World Championships thanks to a lightning-fast 4:05.65 run at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Daegu. The time smashed her previous best of 4:08.78 set in June 2010.
  • McKnight went on to finish 10th in her semi-final at the 2011 World Championships. It was a strong result following a fifth place finish in her heat at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
  • At the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade McKnight won silver in the 1500m.

Sport

Years on national team

4

Coach

Richard Huggins (1998 - current)
Nic Bideau (2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

London, United Kingdom

Club

Knox Athletics Club, (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

St Laurence's Catholic Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Commerce - Deakin University (2007 - 2009)


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