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Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT)

DOB: 20 Sep 1991 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Mike Barber
Twitter: @thatjavelingirl
Instagram: @kelsey_roberts      

Personal Bests

 Javelin Throw: 64.53m (Zurich SUI, 24 Aug 2017)


Kelsey-Lee Roberts competed in athletics throughout high school but only started training for javelin after completing school in 2010. She made a breakthrough in 2013, adding six metres to her personal best and reaching 58.58m. The next year she made her international debut at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games winning a bronze medal.

Injuries in 2015 and 2016 hampered her 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympics campaign where she didn’t progress to the final. In 2017, she won her first Australian title and then in Europe edged up her PB on a few occasions. Her old PB was raised to 64.06m (in June in Turku), equalled 64.06m (in Lausanne in July), to 64.38m (in London in July) and finally 64.53m (in Zurich in August). She also placed 10th in the final at the London world championships.

A solid domestic season of 60m throws, were highlighted by a season’s best of 62.21m to place second in the national championship and be named in the Commonwealth Games team.

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Kelsey-Lee Roberts & Kurtis Marschall to duel for spot on podium on Tuesday
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