Genevieve LACAZE

Genevieve LACAZE
Birth Date:  04 Aug 1989
Place of Birth:  BENOWA
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  28
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  168
Weight (Kg):  54

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 3000m Steeplechase 5

Genevieve LACAZE - Schedule

Time Event Status
Wed, 11 Apr 19:45
Gold Medal Event Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 3000m Steeplechase 5 9:37.04

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 5000m 12 15:10.35
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 3000m Steeplechase 9 9:21.21
2012 London, GBR Women's 3000m Steeplechase 9r1h1 9:37.90

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's 3000m Steeplechase 12 9:26.25
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 3000m Steeplechase 7r1h3 9:39.35

Nickname: Gen (, 10 Jan 2016)

"Traveling the world with (athlete) Ryan GREGSON (AUS)." (Athlete, Nov 2017) 

Education: Applied physiology and kinesiology at University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Languages spoken: English



Missed Moscow 2013 World Championships after breaking ankle in fall at 2013 Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, England. (, 06 Jul 2013). Injuries to both feet limited preparation to one race in lead-up to London 2017 World Championships. Further troubled by ruptured plantar fascia, ankle problem and foot fracture. (, 11 Aug 2017)

Reason: Began running in Year 5 and took up steeplechase in 2008 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, USA. (, 30 Apr 2013;, 19 Jan 2013)
Ambition: “Win gold in front of my hometown at the (Gold Coast) 2018 Commonwealth Games.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: Rio 2016 Olympic Games, making 3000m steeplechase and 5000m finals. (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hero: “Eloise WELLINGS (AUS). She has helped me develop as an athlete but also as a person.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: “My parents because they supported and guided all the decisions to make sure I had every opportunity in the world to be an elite athlete. No matter what the commitment, they backed me 100 per cent. My coach Nic BIDEAU (AUS). He has shown so much belief and confidence in me right from the start of my professional career.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Ritual: Braiding my hair and wearing pearl earrings. (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

Born in Benowa and raised on Gold Coast, attended two local schools: John Paul College and Tamborine Mountain State School. (, Jun 2017)

From May 1 to September 9, 2016, made two Olympic finals, broke national steeplechase record and ran 14 personal bests. In 27 days (13 Aug to 9 Sep), set five PBs (three in the Olympics) in eight races and broke the Australian record. In six consecutive races over 5000m, including an Olympic heat and final, recorded PBs. In steeplechase, there were five PBs in seven races, including a national record, and a total reduction of 18 seconds on her PB. At Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ninth in steeplechase and 12th in 5000m finals, both PBs. (, Jun 2017)

Internet and news sensation at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, joining Kylie MINOGUE (AUS) on stage at Closing Ceremony. (, Jun 2016)

Fifth in 3000m steeplechase at Glasgow 2014. (, Nov 2017) 

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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