Eleanor Patterson

Eleanor Patterson

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Women's High Jump Qualifying Round - Group A

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Athlete Biography

Eleanor Patterson sealed Olympic selection and continued her dominating form with a jump of 1.90m to take home the 2016 National title.

Starting the sport at a young age, Eleanor Patterson first made a name for herself when she won gold at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.

She followed this with gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games while completing her final year of schooling, with a clearance of 1.94m. The following year she went on to become the first Australian female in 24 years to make the high jump finals at the World Championships. Patterson placed 8th in Beijing 1.92m, as the youngest athlete in the field at 19 years-old.

Her coach, David Green, has been training her for the past 11 years in her hometown Leongatha in country Victoria. She often trains on grass ovals as her closest athletics track is an hour away.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (high jump) – 2016 Australian Athletics Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (high jump) – 2016 IAAF World Challenge (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (high jump) – 2016 Queensland Track Classis (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1st (high jump) – 2016 Canberra Track Classic (Canberra, Australia)
  • 8th (high jump) – 2015 IAAF World Championships (Beijing, China)

Education

  • Primary
    St Laurence's Primary (Vic,Aus)
  • Secondary
    Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College (Vic, Aus)

Training

  • Coach
    David Green (2008-current)
  • Club
    South Coast, Victoria, Australia
  • Primary Training Base
    Leongatha (Australia)

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