Inside Athletics

All dressed up with no way to throw

An Olympic year, according to popular opinion, is when everything is supposed to go right for an athlete.

So what does Kim Mickle, Australia's leading female javelin exponent, make of a London Olympics lead-up in which she hasn't been able to throw "in anger" for six months because of a broken rib and, just this week, put her back out during a weights session?

"The Europeans who normally dominate the javelin in all world events never throw at this sort of time [of year] anyway," Mickle said.

"So without even meaning too I'm mimicking what they do. I'm fresh and raring to go instead of being exhausted after the domestic season. I think it's almost a blessing in disguise."

Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald