Kelsey-Lee Barber – ATHLETICS

Kelsey-Lee Barber came into the 2019 Athletics World Champs ranked number two.

Her early form saw her only scrape into the finals. Consistency and results improved throughout the event, but it all came down to the final throw – her final throw sent the javelin over the 66-metre mark to take her from fourth to the very top of the podium and a World Championship Gold.

Kelsey claimed only Australia’s second ever throwing gold at a World Championship, an exciting result with Tokyo 2020 looming large