Participants

Kelsey-Lee ROBERTS

Kelsey-Lee ROBERTS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  20 Sep 1991
Place of Birth:  EAST LONDON
Country of birth:  RSA
Age:  26
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  175
Weight (Kg):  72

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Javelin Throw 2 Silver

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Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Javelin Throw 3 62.95

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Javelin Throw 28 55.25

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's Javelin Throw 10 60.76
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's Javelin Throw 20 60.18

Nickname: Kelsey (olympics.com.au, Jun 2016)
Occupation: Athlete (olympics.com.au Jun 2016)
Education: Sport coaching and exercise science at University of Canberra (2010-2014), ACT, Australia (olympics.com.au Jun 2016)
Coach

PERSONAL: Mike BARBER (AUS) (olympics.com.au)


Injuries

Missed 2016 national championships in Sydney because of a lower back injury. (sbs.com.au, 10 May 2016) In 2012, tore an elbow ligament during competition at Australian Institute of Sport, ending her season. (canberratimes.com.au, 27 Jan 2014)


Reason: Dreamed of being Olympian at a young age and competed in athletics throughout high school. (olympics.com.au, Jun 2017). After moving to Canberra in 2007 she took athletics more seriously and soon had a throws coach before making her mark in open division a few years after finishing high school. “My javelin really took off in 2008 when I won the Pacific School Games in Canberra. It was after winning this that I knew it was javelin that I wanted to pursue to the highest level, the Olympics." (athletics.com.au, Jun 2017)
Memorable: Bronze medal in women's javelin at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (colympics.com.au, Jun 2016)
Additional information

THE PERFECT THROW
"It feels effortless. I’ve had a couple of throws with that feeling and you feel really light when you’ve finished the throw. It’s almost like you’re walking on clouds for a bit. But I think from start to finish, a good throw is seamless. It’s like threading a needle through the sky when you let it go." (huffingtonpost.com.au, 16 Apr 17)


 


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Legend

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

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