Kim Mickle

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Kimberley Mickle (born 28 December 1984) is an Australian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. Her personal best of 66.83 m, achieved on 22 March 2014 in Melbourne, was, until 2018, the Australian record.[2]

Kim Mickle
Kimberley Mickle at the 2012 Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern
Personal information
Born (1984-12-28) 28 December 1984 (age 36)
Perth, Western Australia[1]
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Country Australia
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)66.83 m (2014)


She won the gold medal at the 2001 World Youth Championships, finished ninth at the 2002 World Junior Championships, fourth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, fifth at the 2006 IAAF World Cup and sixth at the 2009 World Athletics Final. She also competed at the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.[2]

Mickle took the silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics reaching a result of 66.60 m (PB) behind Christina Obergföll.

In 2014, she won the gold medal at the Commonwealth games with a throw of 65.96 meters.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Mickle failed to advance to the final after dislocating her shoulder during the qualifying round.[3][4][5][6]

In September 2016, Mickle signed to play professional Australian rules football for the Fremantle Football Club in the inaugural season of AFL Women's in 2017. She previously played the sport at a junior level.[7] After missing the first round of the 2017 AFL Women's season due to a hip injury, Mickle ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in round 2.[8] After knee reconstruction, Mickle announced that she would concentrate on javelin in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and would not return to football.[9]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 1st 51.83 m
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 9th 50.01 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 58.18 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (q) 57.46 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 6th 57.57 m
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 3rd 61.36 m[10]
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 2nd 60.90 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 61.96 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 17th (q) 59.23 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 66.60 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 1st 65.96 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 22nd (q) 59.83 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22nd (q) 57.20 m


  1. ^ 2014 CWG profile
  2. ^ a b Kim Mickle at World Athletics
  3. ^ Pentony, Luke. "Rio 2016: Kim Mickle dislocates shoulder in javelin, Brandon Starc out of high jump final". ABC News Australia. ABC Online Services. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Kim Mickle has no Olympics regrets despite dislocating shoulder again". The Guardian. 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ Harper, Tony (17 August 2016). "Kim Mickle's dislocated shoulder takes nearly three hours, general anaesthetic to get put back in". Fox Sports.
  6. ^ "Aussie javelin thrower Mickle dislocates bad shoulder". ESPN. 16 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Olympic javelin star Kim Mickle to play for Fremantle in women's AFL league", The Guardian, 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Olympian Mickle ruled out of AFLW with knee injury". ABC News. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  9. ^ King, Travis (23 February 2017). "Mickle to boot AFLW career, focus on javelin". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  10. ^ Representing Asia-Pacific

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