Tokyo Olympics: Meet the three Aussie women through to the javelin finals at the Tokyo Games

A medical student at Stanford, the reigning world champion and a veteran: Meet the THREE Aussie women through to the javelin finals at the Tokyo Games

A medical student, a reigning world champion and a javelin veteran have thrown themselves into the spotlight at the Tokyo Olympics

Australian trio Mackenzie Little, Kelsey Lee Barber and¬†Kathryn Mitchell are through to the women’s javelin final on Friday night.

It’s the first time Australia has had three finalists in the event.

A medical student at Stanford, Little, 24, set a new personal best with her first ever attempt at the Olympics with a throw of 62.37m to qualify third for the final.

Her previous PB thrown of 61.42m last October out her sixth on the Australian All-Time list.

Reigning 2019 world champion Barber was on the cusp of being eliminated before saving her best for last with a season best 62.59m on her last attempt.

Veteran and reigning Commonwealth Games champion Kathryn Mitchell, 39, also progressed after qualifying 10th with a throw of 61.85m.

More to come. 

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