Laurie Kern

Laurie Kern (born 6 February 1957) is a Canadian female former track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. She was a bronze medallist at the 1978 Commonwealth Games,[1] held in Canada, and the winner at the Liberty Bell Classic in 1980 (an event held as an alternative to the Olympics due to a boycott).[2] She was a three-time national javelin champion.[3]

Laurie Kern
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Canada
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Edmonton Javelin throw

Raised in Richmond, British Columbia,[4] she took part in javelin from a young age, breaking all club records at the local Kajaks track and field club.[5]

She twice represented Canada at the Pan American Games, finishing fourth at both the 1975 and 1979 events.[6][7]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1975 Pan American Games Mexico City, Mexico 4th 48.40 m
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 3rd 53.60 m
1979 Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 4th 55.70 m
1980 Liberty Bell Classic Philadelphia, United States 1st 57.42 m

National titlesEdit


  1. ^ Laurie Kern Archived 2017-12-09 at the Wayback Machine. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved on 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ Olympic Boycott Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-04-10.
  3. ^ a b Canadian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-04-10.
  4. ^ Corazza, Brill Sparkle in International Track. The Montreal Gazette (1980-07-14). Retrieved on 2016-04-10.
  5. ^ KAJAKS WOMEN'S CLUB RECORDS. Kajaks. Retrieved on 2016-04-10.
  6. ^ VII Pan American Game, Mexico City 1975 Women, Field. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2016-04-10.
  7. ^ VIII Pan American Game, San Juan 1979 Women, Field. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2016-04-10.