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.