Jenny Blundell

Jenny Blundell

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:41 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Women's 1500m Semifinal 2

4:13.25 (11th)


(Local) / 08:41 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's 1500m Round 1 - Heat 2

4:09.05 (8th)


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Athlete Biography

After a breakthrough domestic season, Jenny Blundell’s rise continued in May and June with two outstanding 1500m Olympic qualifying performances in Beijing and Belgium securing her Rio selection.

She had started the summer with a personal best of 4:12.00 and ranked 32nd Australian all time. This year she has rocketed up the list to fifth place with her new seven second personal best of 4:04.62.

A very talented little athlete for the Cherrybrook club in Sydney, Blundell competed in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, placing fifth in the 1000m.

She will be joining training partner, marathoner Milly Clark on the team for Rio. The Sydney University Sports Science student has a positive outlook on life including a motto which emphasizes 'enjoying the journey to success'.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.
  • 2010 Singapore 5th (1000m)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (1500m) – 2016 Flanders Cup meet (Oordegem, Belgium)
  • 4th (1500m) – 2016 IAAF World Challenge Meet (Beijing, China)
  • 3rd (1500m) – 2016 Australian Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (1500m) – 2016 IAAF World Challenge Meet (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (1500m) – 2016 Hunter Track Classic (Newcastle, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Placing 4th in the 1500m at the Beijing World challenge and clocking my 1st Olympic qualifier and huge PB 4.04.62, 2016.
  • Running my second Olympic 1500m qualifier at the Flanders Cup meeting in Belgium, 2016.
  • Placing 1st in the 1500m at the IAAF World Challenge, Melbourne, 2016.

Education

  • Primary
    Oakhill Drive Public School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Cherrybrook Technology High School (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Sport Science [Applied Exercise Physiology] - Sydney University (2013-2017)

Training

  • Coach
    James Fitzgerald (2013 - current)
  • Club
    Sydney University Athletics Club, NSW, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    NSWIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Scrambled eggs with bacon and avocado
Favourite holiday destination
Forster summer holiday (North Coast NSW)
Favourite music
Evermore, maroon 5, black eyed peas, Eminem
Dream car
black GTR
Personal Motto
Make your dreams a reality, get up and make your day count. Everyday is a process to what will make up your bigger aspirations. Basically - enjoy the process, the little things in your daily routine and when it comes time to perform or compete for your goal you will be ready and Hungary for success!
Star Sign
Taurus
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Triathlon
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
A few moments: Cathy Freeman's gold in 2000 and Sally Pearson's silver in Beijing, then gold in London
Most Influential person in your career/life
My coach James and my training partner Milly Clark, a fellow Rio athlete in the marathon. Also my strength and conditioning coach Zsolt from NSWIS and my other competitors around the world including Jenny Simpson from America and Kaila McKnight an Aussie 1500m runner (London Olympics) and Madeline Heiner current Rio Olympics steeplechaser.
Why this sport?
I feel in some way athletics chose me. From such a small age I had talent and the will to compete. I have always loved it!