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Series21 Jul 2021

Kelsey-Lee Barber: why I throw

There was something immediately captivating about the javelin.

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News16 Jun 2021

First wave of champion athletes confirmed for Monaco

World champions Karsten Warholm, Yulimar Rojas, Tajay Gayle, Anzhelika Sidorova and Kelsey-Lee Barber are among the first stars confirmed for the Meeting Herculis EBS – part of the Wanda Diamond League – in Monaco on 9 July.

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Series20 Jan 2021

Doha to Tokyo: Kelsey-Lee Barber

In the latest in our mini-series tracking the journey of athletes from the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 through to the Tokyo Olympics, we focus on world javelin champion Kelsey-Lee Barber from Australia.

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Feature20 Jun 2020

International events off the cards, but Oceania’s best athletes are preparing for domestic return

Apart from international travel restrictions, it as business as usual for the sport of athletics in New Zealand.

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Feature29 May 2020

For wife/athlete and husband/coach Kelsey-Lee and Mike Barber, life under lockdown is the same, but different

For world javelin champion Kelsey-Lee Barber and her husband and coach, Mike, life under a Covid-19 lockdown in Australia can best be described as the same but different.

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News21 Mar 2020

With competitions on hold, flexibility is key as athletes continue to pursue their 2020 ambitions

Like all other athletes around the world, Kelsey-Lee Barber finds herself suddenly in a world full of uncertainties. The Covid-19 pandemic throws into chaos the carefully-laid plans most athletes make and follow towards an Olympic Games. Worse, they can’t make new plans until the scope and duration of the crisis becomes clearer. And no-one can tell them when that will be.

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Feature13 Aug 2019

With improved consistency, Barber upbeat as Doha approaches

Describing the few days following the Rio Olympics as “pure devastation” Kelsey-Lee Barber was in a state of despair.

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Report09 Jul 2019

Barber and Röhler in the spotlight in Lucerne

Kelsey-Lee Barber and Thomas Röhler both clinched javelin victories with the final throws of their competitions at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meeting in Lucerne on Tuesday (9).

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Report26 Jun 2019

Moloney defeats Dubler, Kerr upsets Starc in high jump at Oceania Championships

Hamish Kerr equalled the national high jump record of 19 years standing, Edward Osei-Nketia and Zoe Hobbs completed a 100m sprint double and Kelsey-Lee Barber smashed her personal best in the javelin as Australia and New Zealand battled for supremacy on the second day of the Oceania Championships in Townsville.

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