Australian athletics veteran Kathryn Mitchell has won the Gold Medal for the Women’s Javelin at Carrara Stadium during the GC2018 Commonwealth Games.
The 35-year-old has competed in the Melbourne, Delhi and Glasgow Games and had never had a podium finish.
In the process of earning her Gold, she set a new national and Commonwealth Games record.
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“I’ve had such a good season,” Mitchell said.
“We’ve changed a few things, we’ve brought in some new members of the team, and it has really worked.
“I knew what I had to do and hoped I could do it, I did it tonight and what a place to deliver it.”
Mitchell’s Australian teammate, Kelsey-Lee Roberts, managed to move into the second position with her last throw of the night.
Amazing moment for Kath and Kels!
— Athletics Australia (@AthsAust) April 11, 2018