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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (javelin) - 2012 St. Wendel World Class Meeting (Germany)
  • 3rd (javelin) - 2012 Ostrava Golden Spike (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  • 2nd (javelin) - 2012 National Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2nd (javelin) - 2011 National Championships (Melbourne, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Making the final at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
  • Winning the 2008 National Title
  • Throwing a Victorian record and personal best to qualify for the 2010 Australian Team

Interesting Facts

  • Kathryn Mitchell enters the Games in blistering form and has been throwing consistently over 60m, a mark she had not cracked before this year.
  • Mitchell threw a huge personal best of 64.34m in May at the 2012 Ostrava Golden Spike meet in the Czech Republic.
  • Mitchell is a dual Commonwealth Games representative. At the 2006 Melbourne Games she finished sixth and at the 2010 Games she finished fifth.
  • Outside her athletics career Mitchell works as a health consultant and fitness trainer. She is also undertaking advanced study in Nutritional Medicine.

Sport

Years on national team

3

Coach

Uwe Hohn (2010 - current)
Eric Hollingsworth (2003 - 2009)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Eureka Athletics Club, Ballarat (VIC, Australia)

Education

Primary

Casterton Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Casterton Secondary College & Ballarat High School (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)


Athletics Team

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