Inside Athletics

Mitchell moves to second on Australian all-time list

Ballarat's Kathryn Mitchell has ensured that she will be named in the Australian Olympic team following a breakthrough performance at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet.

Mitchell finished third on a countback with a new personal best of 64.34m, leapfrogging 2011 world championship finalist Kim Mickle and 1997 world championship silver medallist Joanna Stone on the Australian all-time list. The performance ranks the 29-year-old seventh in the world this year behind Barbora Spotakova's winning mark in Ostrava of 67.78m.

The performance comes only a fortnight after Mitchell recorded her first official qualifying performance for London, after having a performance recorded at an AV Shield meet during summer disallowed due to the meet not being sanctioned for qualifying performances.