Kelsey-Lee Roberts will round out a trio of Olympic javelin throwers after securing the 62m qualifier with a personal best throw of 63.92m.
As one of the youngest competitors in the javelin on her Australian international debut at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Kelsey-Lee Roberts threw her way to the javelin bronze medal.
In 2015 she competed at the ‘Birds Nest’ Olympic Stadium in Beijing which made her even hungrier for an Olympic debut in 2016.
As someone who dreamt of being an Olympian from a very young age, Roberts competed in athletics throughout high school but only started training for javelin seriously after school in 2010.
She trains at the AIS in Canberra and has been using the biomechanics facilities to improve her technique leading up to Rio.
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Javelin Throw Women
East London, South Africa
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 4th (javelin) – 2016 IAAF World Challenge (Melbourne, Australia)
- 1st (javelin) – 2015 Pihtipudas Javelin Throw Carnival (Pihtipudas, Finland)
- 20th (javelin) – 2015 World Championships (Beijing, China)
- 3rd (javelin) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Winning the bronze medal in the women's javelin at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, 2014
- Competing in the women's javelin at the World Championships in Beijing, 2015
- Setting a new personal best throw of 63.92m in the women's javelin at the ACT Championships in Canberra, 2013
- Corryong College (VIC, Australia)
- Lake Ginninderra College (ACT, Australia)
- Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science - University of Canberra (2010-2014)
Mike Barber (2015 - current)
South Canberra Tuggeranong, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite holiday destination
- Anywhere with a beach
- Dream car
- 4 door, big enough to fit javelins
- Star Sign
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Track Cycling
- Why this sport?
- I get to throw spears really far, and its fun!