Longest Javelin Throw - Kim Mickle

Date of Record: 22/03/2014

At the IAAF World Challenge in Melbourne, Kim Mickle succeeded one of her sporting idols as the Australian record holder in the women's javelin, after setting a new national mark.

The world championships silver medallist broke Louise Currey's record with a throw of 66.83m, having yet again been pushed all the way by her great local rival Kathryn Mitchell.

Kim's winning effort was three centimetres better than 1996 Olympic silver medallist Currey's mark set 14 years ago.