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Luke Cann (WA)

DOB: 17 July 1994 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Grant Ward
Event: Javelin
Occupation: Athlete
Instagram: lukecann
Twitter: lukecann10

Personal Bests
Javelin: 81.07m  Townsville AUS, 18 Jun 2017

Luke Cann was one of Australia’s best junior javelin throwers, placing second at the 2011 IAAF World Youth (U18) championships and seventh the following year at the World Juniors. In 2013 he broke the national under-20 record with a distance of 76.58m. In his first year as a senior (2014) he set four PBs including when placing third in the Australian Championships/CG trials and in the qualifying round at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He placed seventh in the final. In June 2016 in Townsville he became just the 11th Australian to throw over 80 metres. In 2017 he raised his best to 81.07m again mid-year in Townsville. 

In a thrilling competition at the 2018 nationals/Commonwealth Games trials, Luke placed fifth (fourth Australian) and a week later was announced in the Australian team for the Games. 

Born and raised in the outer Melbourne suburb of Frankston, Luke moved to Perth for coaching. He has deferred his university studies in Secondary Health and Physical Education 


First 14 athletes in the Australian athletics team for Gold Coast 2018 announced

Jan 16 2018

Marathon, 10,000m and first of the para-athletes named at the MCG

Adams claims City2Sea honours again

Nov 13 2017
Wins for Clarke, Gunsman in Sydney

London calls for Olympians Frayne and Bol

Jul 3 2017
Henry Frayne, Peter Bol and Steve Solomon have each recorded London World Championships standards in a big weekend for Aus athletics abroad

Tiernan shows cross country strength in Kampala

Mar 27 2017
Patrick Tiernan impresses at the world cross country championships as the first finisher without African heritage

Patriotic Tiernan confident ahead of Kampala 2017

Mar 24 2017

Ignore Team Australia at your peril says Patrick Tiernan ahead of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala


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Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560