Birth Date:  03 Oct 1994
Place of Birth:  CARLTON
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  23
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  177
Weight (Kg):  62

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 400m  
Women's 4 x 400m Relay 5

Morgan MITCHELL - Schedule

Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:58
Women's 400m Round 1 - Heat 5
Tue, 10 Apr 21:24
Women's 400m Semifinal 2
Sat, 14 Apr 16:38
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 400m Relay 4 3:30.27
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 400m 6s2 53.37

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 400m Relay 8 3:27.45
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 400m 8s2 52.68

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's 400m 5r1h5 52.22
2017 London, GBR Women's 4 x 400m Relay 5r1h1 3:28.02
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 4 x 400m Relay 5r1h1 3:28.61

Nickname: Morgz (, 18 Jun 2015)

Travelling, shopping, designing clothes, going to beach (, 18 Jun 2015; Athlete, 15 Feb 2018)

Occupation: Athlete
Languages spoken: English, French, Japanese (Athlete, 15 Feb 2018)


Sporting relatives

Father, Walter Jr, played professional basketball in Europe, North America and Oceania. (, 03 May 2014)

Other sports

Started Little Athletics, but pursued netball and basketball as a teenager to representative level. In Australian U19 netball squad at 17. (, Jun 2016)


"When I was 15, I had a stress fracture in my foot." (Athlete, 15 Feb 2018)

Reason: Inspired to try athletics after watching Australian sprinter Cathy FREEMAN run. At age 12 she switched to netball and basketball, but eventually returned to athletics. "Over time I started to miss athletics and I just felt like running was something I was always meant to do. I still remember promising myself that I would make the Olympics." (, 18 Jun 2015;, 09 Apr 2014)
Ambition: "My favourite thing is pushing myself to the absolute limit and, whether I hit targets or not, I know it’s all learning for myself as an athlete and a person." (, Jun 2017)
Memorable: Competing at 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China; qualifying for 4x400m for Rio 2016 Olympic Games; winning first title at 2014 Australian national championships. (, 20 Nov 2015)
Hero: Former basketballer Michael JORDAN (USA), Irish mixed-martial artist Conor McGREGOR, former Australian sprinter Cathy FREEMAN. (, 18 Jun 2015)
Influence: Mother, her former athletics coach Peter BURKE (AUS), and former netball coaches. (, 18 Jun 2015;, 04 Feb 2014)
Ritual: "Before I train/race I always have a few green apples to snack on, then once I am at the track, I’ll have half a banana before warm-up and a handful of dates." (, Jun 2017)
Additional information

"I have 12 tattoos and counting. They're all around my ankles/hand/wrist area. I also have one on the inside of my bottom lip." (, Jun 2016)

"The overseas travel is something I look forward to every season. Mainly because each time it is usually a different country/city, etc. Not only do I get to meet and learn from some of the best athletes in the world, I also get to experience different cultures and see the way other people live. It’s pretty special." (, Jun 2017)

"I moved coaches late last year (2014) to Peter FITZGERALD (AUS), but still remain very close to my old coach, Peter BURKE (AUS), who has been there for me since I was nine, so I owe him a lot. We also realised it was time to start training a lot more frequently and turn up the intensity. I think I transitioned well. We had been patient for four years waiting for the right time." (, Jun 2017)

"I have become vegan, more so for ethical reasons, but it has also had a huge impact on my health, which I am extremely grateful for. I feel amazing and, at the end of the day, I have run PB (personal best) after PB and qualified for the Olympics while maintaining a vegan diet." (, Jun 2017)

"We have a good relationship, (former Australian Olympic champion) Cath (FREEMAN) and I. She has just taught me the importance of living a happy life, staying true to yourself and loving what you do, whether it is on the track or not. Having her in my corner is invaluable." (, Jun 2017)

"Have fun with what you're doing - it's a cliche, but so true. Not only enjoy yourself, but also be patient. If you want a long career, patience is definitely key." (, 18 Jun 2015; Olympic News Service, 21 Feb 2018)

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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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