Coach: Evan Peacock
Javelin Throw: 84.39m (Hobart AUS, 22 May 2016),
Shot Put: 15.17m (Hobart AUS, 20 Oct 2012),
Discus: 51.93m (Hobart AUS, 7 Apr 2012),
Hammer Throw: 44.30m (Hobart AUS, 5 Nov 2016)
After winning a silver medal at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships, Hamish Peacock started compiling an impressive senior career, competing at the 2013 and 2015 IAAF World Championships and winning bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
In April 2016, Hamish won the national javelin championship with a throw of 82.84m. He had earlier thrown 82.81m in Perth, but both distances remained tantalising close to the required Rio qualifying mark of 83.00m. He resolved this by nailing a qualifier of 83.53m in May in Japan. He went on to record another three qualifying marks 83.17m in Spain, 84.25m in Norway and 84.39m in Hobart.
In Rio, he threw 77.91m, missing qualification for the final. In April 2017, he defended his national title with a big 84.36m, just 3cm shy of his PB, and the second longest throw in the history of the Australian Championships. At the world championships, he threw a solid 82.46m to placed 14th in the qualifying rounds, just short of a berth in the final.
In fifth place at the mid-way point of the 2018 national javelin title, Hamish recovered late in the competition to grab his third consecutive title with a throw of 79.38m. It also guaranteed his selection in his second Commonwealth Games team.
Hamish has successfully combined his sporting career with graduating from the University of Tasmania with a degree in Civil Engineering with honours. His younger brother Huw competed in the hammer throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and has also been named in the 2018 Australian team.
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