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Gibson ready to soar in Cali

This week Clare Gibson will take on the world as Australia’s sole female high jumper at the IAAF World Youth championships in Cali, Columbia. The only WA representative in Australian’s 21 athlete team, Gibson is set to line up against the world’s best Under 18 athletes and prove why High Jumpers are taking over WA athletics. 

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Zoe Timmers aiming high at #Glasgow14

Zoe Timmers aiming high at #Glasgow14

Zoe Timmers looking for personal best form

 

Zoe Timmers will be looking for career best form when she jumps at the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 25 year old high jumper has had an impressive 2014 already, jumping multiple B qualifiers for the Commonwealth Games and placing second at the Australian Track and Field Championships in Melbourne.

'Their are mixed emotions with being selected in the Australian team. Obviously there is a lot of excitement and happiness but also relief from waiting so long to hear about selections. It's also very satisfying after missing out on selection in 2010.' said Timmers who took a break after missing out on the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Zoe herself admits that hard-work and not natural talent is the basis of her success, something that she has tried to instil at St Hilda's, where as a PE teacher she has set up a successful high jump training program.

Having already represented Australia at the World Juniors in 2008 where she placed 5th, Timmers is set for Glasgow and knows that her best is yet to come. 

'[My goal for Glasgow] is to stay focused and achieve what my coach and I know I am capable of. We'd like to make the finals and compete as close to our plan as possible. A new personal best is very achievable.' said Timmers. 

Timmers will be well placed in Glasgow with coach Nenad Peisker, who has previously coached Commonwealth Games high jumper, Ellen Pettit at both Melbourne and Delhi. Peisker is hopeful that given Timmers form she could do something special at Glasgow. 

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will kick off on the 23rd July, with the Athletics commencing at Hampden Park on the 27 July. You can watch all the action live on channel Ten, with a live stream available on tenplay.com.au. 

 

 

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