Brandon Starc

Brandon Starc

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 08:30 PM 16 Aug (Rio)
Men's High Jump Final

2.20 (15th)

Derek Drouin (CAN)
Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)

(Local) / 08:30 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Men's High Jump Qualifying Round - Group A

2.29 (4th)

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Athlete Biography

Brandon Starc has progressed from being a Youth Olympic Games silver medallist in 2010 (2.10m), World Junior championships finalist in 2012 (2.17m) to a World Championship finalist in 2015 (2.31m) and now selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Starc was the first Australian to contest the men’s high jump final at a World Championships since Tim Forsyth in 1997. His 2.31m automatically qualified him for the World Championships final. His new PB makes him the second highest male jumper in Australia of all-time, after Forsyth.

Younger brother of Australian cricketer Mitchell, Brandon will have bragging rights of being an Olympian.

Based in Sydney, Starc is coached by Alex Stewart.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
  • 2010 Singapore - 2nd (high jump)

Recent Performances

  • 7th (high jump) – 2016 Shanghai Diamond League (Shanghai, China)
  • 1st (high jump) – 2016 Seiko Golden Grand Prix (Kawasaki, Japan)
  • 1st (high jump) – 2016 Perth Track Classic (Perth, Australia)
  • 12th (high jump) – 2015 World Championships (Beijing, China)
  • 1st (high jump) – 2015 Australian Championships (Brisbane, Australia)


  • Coach
    Alex Stewart (2009 - current)
  • Club
    Parramatta, NSW
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney Australia