Caitlin Sargent

Caitlin Sargent

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:00 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final

3:27.45 (8th)

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(Local) / 08:40 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1

3:25.71 (4th)

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Athlete Biography

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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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 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)

Career Highlights

  • 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

Education

  • Primary
    Milton Primary State School (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Indooroopilly State High School (QLD, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) - University of Queensland (2010-2013 )

Training

  • Coach
    Eric Brown (2004- current)
  • Club
    University of Queensland Athletics Club, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Queensland, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Ice-cream
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
Gemini
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