Coach: Evan Peacock
Event: Hammer Throw
Huw started in the sport when he joined Little Athletics. From his mid-teens he was concentrating on the hammer and in 2008, aged 15, he was second in the national under-20 title. Later that year he competed for Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Games placing fifth. The following year (2009) he was over 70 metres with a 5kg implement, nailing a PB of 70.66m at the World Youth Championships in Italy, to place an excellent fifth. As a senior in 2012, 2013 and 2014, he finished on the podium at the national open championships and was selected for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where he did not progress out of the qualifying rounds. Over the next few years he consistently threw 67 metres, until the start of the 2017/18 domestic season when he raised his PB to 68.48m in October. At the Australian Championships in February 2018, he placed fourth and was later named as the third Australian in the team for the Commonwealth Games.
Huw has a degree in Social Science from the University of Tasmania and his hobbies include the guitar. His brother is leading Australian javelin thrower and fellow Gold Coast games team mate Hamish and both siblings are coached by their father Evan.
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