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.