Elizabeth Gleadle

Posted in: Track & Field
Aug 14, 2000 - 9:43:26 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION                              

Born:  December 5, 1988                      

Hometown: Vancouver, BC           

Event:  Javelin

PB: 64.83m


She competed for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, where she qualified for the final with the 11th best throw overall.  She finished 12th in the finals.  She was the second youngest finalist, in a sport where the top spots usually go to older athletes with more experience in international competitions.
In 2014, after more than one year off with a back injury, Liz exceeded the expectations of her physiotherapists and coach.  Initially, she broke her own Canadian women's national record with a throw of 62.23 meters at the Calgary Spring Challenge, then breaking it again a few weeks later at the Lethbridge Throws Gala (64.5 meters). In July she placed 5th at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (60.69 meters). She went on to compete at her first Diamond League event in Birmingham, England, where she placed 1st over a field of the world's best throwers, with a 64.49 meter throw, missing her Canadian  record by one cm. She topped off  her season by placing 3rd at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco.

She broke her Canadian record in the Kawasaki meet in Tokyo, Japan  on May 10, 2015 by throwing 64.83m.

Personal Best of 64.50m, ranked 9th in the world
London 2012 Olympic Games Finalist finishing 12th
Birmingham Diamond League Champion 2014
3rd place Continental Cup, Marrakech 2014
5th place Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
6 time Canadian Champion
Women’s Youth, Junior and Senior Canadian Record Holder
4 time NAIA Champion and Record Holder for University of British Columbia