Kathryn Mitchell

Kathryn Mitchell

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:10 PM 18 Aug (Rio)
Women's Javelin Throw Final

64.36 (6th)

Sara Kolak (CRO)
Sunette Viljoen (RSA)
Barbora Spotakova (CZE)

(Local) / 09:50 PM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round - Group B

61.63 (5th)

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Athlete Biography

Kathryn Mitchell has been ranked consistently among the best female javelin throwers in Australia for the last decade.

Having represented Australia at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she finished sixth and fifth respectively, Mitchell made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games and made the final, placing ninth.

Mitchell improved again at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games to place fourth. In 2014 she threw 66.10m in Australia to move to third on the Australian All-Time list.

The Victorian has a Bachelor of Applied Science, specialising in Human Movement.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London – 9th (javelin)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (javelin) Monaco Diamond League (Monaco)
  • 2nd (javelin) Birmingham Diamond League (Birmingham, Great Britain)
  • 2nd (javelin) Doha Diamond League (Doha, Qatar)
  • 1st (javelin) – 2016 IAAF World Challenge (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 17th (javelin) – 2015 World Championships (Beijing, China)

Career Highlights

  • Making the final at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games


  • Primary
    Casterton Primary School (VIC, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Casterton Secondary College & Ballarat High School (VIC, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)


  • Coach
    Uwe Hohn (2010 - current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia


Favourite holiday destination
My aunty's place in Mission Beach, Nth Queensland
Favourite music
Anything easy going
Dream car
Mercedes Benz SL500
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
A good coffee