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Kathryn Mitchell (Vic)

DOB: 10 Jul 1982 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Uwe Hohn (2010 - current)
Occupation: Athlete
Event: Javelin Throw
State: VIC

Personal Bests

Javelin Throw: 68.57m (Laussane SUI, 6 Jul 2017)


Kathryn Mitchell has been ranked consistently among the best female javelin throwers in Australia for the last decade. Having represented Australia at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she finished sixth and fifth respectively, Mitchell made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games and made the final, placing ninth.

Her highest major championship finish was fifth at the 2013 world championships before improving again at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games to place fourth. In 2014, she threw 66.10m in Australia to move to third on the Australian All-Time list. In 2015, she missed qualifying for the world championships final.

Her 2016 season was easily her most consistent, hitting seven of her best top-10 performances ever. She was magnificent in Rio, placing sixth, just 56 centimetres from the silver medal. Domestically in 2017, she competed in the javelin at Nitro Athletics, a combination of distance and target. A solid international season with second in Kawasaki and fifth in Eugene was highlighted by a third and PB of 66.12m in Lausanne. At the 2017 World Championships, she threw just 57.42m and missed progression to the final.

For the 2018 domestic season she made some changes including support from a sports psychologist. The results were incredible. At the age of 35, she nailed her two longest throws of her career, including achieving one of her goals of taking the national record with a throw of 67.58m. In February she won the Australian title, her first for 10 years, with a good mark of 65.51m. Her win booked her selection in her fourth Commonwealth Games team. Her extraordinary season continued when she again broke the Australian record when she launched the javelin to 68.57m at the Victorian Championships on March 3. The mark was the longest in the world since 2013, an Area Record and elevated her to number 7 in history.

Kathryn started athletics as she was good at the sport in school. After school she studied a Bachelor of Science Human Movement. Her hobbies are art, gardening, design and minimalism. Her goals are to continue to improve and reach her potential.

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