After helping Australia in May 2015 secure a women’s 4x400m relay quota place for Rio, Sargent has earned a berth in that team for her Olympic debut. Her selection was on the back of a strong domestic season, rounded out with fourth in the 400 metres at the national championships.
Sargent made her international debut as a teenager at the 2010 IAAF world junior and has gone on to compete at the 2011 and 2013 IAAF world championships. She was an Australian junior 100m and 200m champion, before concentrating on the longer sprint since 2011.
She has twice made the Universiade 400 metres final (2011 & 2013) and helped the national team to fourth in the 4x400m relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Queensland physiotherapist has been coached by Eric Brown for an amazing 12 years. Brown also coaches decathlete Cedric Dubler who will be competing in Rio.
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4 x 400m Relay Women
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.
- 4th (400m) - 2016 Australian Athletics Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- 8th (200m) - 2016 Australian Athletics Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- 3rd (400m) – 2016 Brisbane Track Classic (Sydney, Australia)
- 7th (4x400m Relay) – 2015 IAAF World Relays (Nassau, Bahamas)
- 4th (4x400m Relay) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Great Britain)
- Winning our heat of the 4x400m at the IAAF World Relay Championships 2015 in the Bahamas, to secure a place at the Rio Games
- Placing 4th at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 4x400m
- Running a personal best and world championships qualifier at the World University Games in Kazan Russia, 2013
- Milton Primary State School (QLD, Australia)
- Indooroopilly State High School (QLD, Australia)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) - University of Queensland (2010-2013 )
Eric Brown (2004- current)
University of Queensland Athletics Club, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Queensland Academy of Sport
Primary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- My husband is from America, so I love to travel home with him. Melbourne is my favourite place to visit in Australia
- Personal Motto
- "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Steve Prefontaine
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Phone call to my mum for food
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Beach volleyball
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- As a 400m runner, Cathy Freeman's gold in Sydney still gives me goosebumps. Outside of track and field, Anna Meares gold in London 2012 after returning from serious injury is also very inspiring
- First Olympic Memory?
- Watching the Sydney 2000 opening ceremony
- Why this sport?
- I love the pureness of running - it just you versus the clock everyday