Kelsey-Lee Barber spears Gold in Oregon 22
Kelsey-Lee Barber has won gold at the World Athletics Championships Oregon ’22, becoming the first woman to win back-to-back world javelin titles.
Since winning the world title in 2019, Barber struggled with back and neck issues but peaked well at the Tokyo Olympics to claim bronze.
The Australian once again produced her best throw of the year – and, in fact, the second-best mark of her career – to claim gold here in Oregon, winning with a world-leading 66.91m which came in the third round.
“I am cementing my place as one of the world’s best javelin throwers and I want to keep building on that”.
Barber said she was reminded of her experience winning at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, when she became the first woman from the southern hemisphere to become a javelin world champion.