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MEDIA RELEASE - Casterton's golden girl

12 April 2018

Former Casterton resident Kathryn Mitchell has taken home the ultimate prize, winning gold in the women’s javelin event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last night.

The 35 year old secured her win on her very first attempt of the competition, throwing an impressive 68.92 metres.

Her winning throw is a new Commonwealth Games record and the best in the world since 2013.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Anita Rank said the entire Glenelg Shire community was proud of Kathryn’s golden achievement.

“What a fantastic moment seeing a former Casterton resident taking home gold on the world stage and breaking multiple records in the process,” she said.

“Competing in her fourth Commonwealth Games, Kathryn is a stellar example of just what you can achieve with ongoing dedication and determination. She is a great role model for our community and I commend her world class efforts.”

Mitchell went into the event as a top contender after breaking the Australia record earlier this year and claiming sixth at the 2016 Rio Olympics and fifth at the 2013 Moscow world championships.

Mitchell did her early schooling in Casterton before relocating to further pursue her athletic career.

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