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Eleanor Patterson - Wikipedia Eleanor Patterson (born 22 May 1996) is an Australian track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. She is the reigning world champion,  Eleanor Patterson (born 22 May 1996) is an Australian track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. She is the reigning world champion, jumping an Australian record of 2.02m in Eugene, Oregon on 19 July 2022[1]. Having qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she jumped 1.95m in her Group and therefore qualified for the final. Here she managed 1.96m, 0.08m behind the eventual winner, Mariya Lasitskene, ROC.[2]

Patterson has a personal best of 2.02 m (6 ft 7+1⁄2 in) for the event. She is the joint holder of the world youth best and the outright holder of the Oceanian junior record. She was the gold medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics.

Born in Leongatha, Victoria,[3] Patterson began competing in the high jump as a child. She went to Little Athletics with her friend and fell in love with the sport.[4] Patterson competed in many local events.[5] She was runner-up at the national junior (under-20) championships in 2011, setting a personal best of 1.82 m (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in) at the age of fourteen. She returned the following year to win that title and improved to 1.87 m (6 ft 1+1⁄2 in) that November.[6]

In her first international competition she won the gold medal at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics, setting a personal best of 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) to win by a margin of six centimetres.[7] In December she broke records at the Australian Schools Championships, clearing a height of 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) to equal the world youth best held by Charmaine Gale-Weavers (set in 1981) and Olga Turchak (set in 1984) and set a new Oceanian junior record. The 17-year-old had three attempts at the Australian senior record of 1.98 m (6 ft 5+3⁄4 in), but had three failures.[8]

Patterson was regularly over 1.90 m in the 2014 season, winning a fourth straight Australian junior title and taking her first senior national title at the Australian Athletics Championships. She also won at the Melbourne Track Classic meet with a jump of 1.92 m (6 ft 3+1⁄2 in).[6] She decided to miss the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics in order to represent Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games instead. The move paid off as she jumped 1.94 m (6 ft 4+1⁄4 in) to win the gold medal ahead of England's Isobel Pooley. This made the 18-year-old the third youngest Australian Commonwealth Games champion ever.[9][10]

Patterson didn't make the 2018 Commonwealth Games squad, took a year off the sport, before returning and qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.[11]


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Eleanor Patterson | Athletics Australia Eleanor Patterson's start in athletics was initially through a friend when she was eight. After a sleep over at a friend's place she accompanied her friend to  During a landmark 2020 summer Eleanor Patterson raised the national high jump record to 1.99m. But the following 12 months were lean with injury and a COVID effected competition schedule. Domestically in 2021, the injury restricted her to just one competition where she cleared 1.87m, but in Europe she gathered momentum with a few 1.96m clearances. Selected for Tokyo – her second Olympics, she maintained that consistency and was rewarded with an excellent fifth place. "I'm quite disappointed in myself. It's an equal season best, it's the same height I've jumped the last four competitions,“ Eleanor said. "I was hoping for a medal. I knew that 2.00m would likely get you a medal, it did today.”

In early 2022 Eleanor was in scintillating form in Europe with three wins from three competitions, including raising the Australian Indoor high jump record to 1.99m. Her competitions had included wins over her leading competition, Tokyo gold medallists and now ineligible to compete Russian Mariya Lasitskene and Olympic silver medallist Yaroslava Mahuchikh of the Ukraine.

At the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March, 2022 Eleanor was terrific, clearing a new Australian Indoor record height of 2.00m to win silver. The height was her second Indoor Commonwealth, Oceania & Australian record in 2022. It was Australia’s first high jump medal at the World Indoors and would have won gold at the 2012 and 2016 World indoors.

But on 19 July 2022 in Eugene, Eleanor Patterson would go one step higher on the podium, taking gold and the world title, with a PB 2.02m. Sitting in fourth place late into the competition, it was a first attempt clearance at 2.02m, which sealed the title for Eleanor.

Eleanor Patterson’s start in athletics was initially through a friend when she was eight. After a sleep over at a friend’s place she accompanied her friend to Little Athletics. Patterson’s Primary school teacher at St Laurence O'Toole Primary School in Leongatha noted her passion for athletics and encouraged her. Patterson grew up in the South Gippsland Shire town of Leongatha, located 135km south-east of Melbourne, with a population of just 5000. She could only train on a grass track, as the closed synthetic facility was an hour away.

Growing up in the country, London Olympian Kaila McKnight (1500m) was an inspiration for Patterson as McKnight lived in a neighbouring small country town. Seeing her compete at the top level, coming from a small country town, helped Patterson believe it was possible for her to do so too.

At 13, Patterson was already winning national high jump titles. She really became prominent when she won gold at the 2013 World Youth (U18) Championship in Donetsk, Ukraine. Later that year she broke the World U18 record clearing 1.96m. She followed this with gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games while completing her final year of schooling, with a clearance of 1.94m. Her amazing international record continued at the Beijing 2015 World Championships, when Patterson placed eighth to become the first Australian female in 24 years to make the high jump final. Selected for her Olympic debut in Rio, she cleared 1.89m and missed qualification for the final. In 2017 she declined selection for the world championships and in 2018 missed selection for the Commonwealth Games, where she would have been defending champion. Out of high jumping for a time, she remerged in the later part of 2019. She had relocated to Sydney to train with Alex Stewart “He welcomed me into his squad and has fostered me and allowed me to grow not only as an athlete but more importantly as a person.” In late 2019 she cleared a promising 1.90m, but missed selection for the 2019 World championships. But in the summer of 2020, she was in incredible form, leaping 1.96m, 1.96m and 1.94m, ahead of breaking the Australian record with a clearance of 1.99m in Wellington New Zealand.

Biggest challenge you've faced: Not making the 2018 Commonwealth Games team and the trials and tribulations of the following year, stepping away from athletics. Although it all happened to lead to the place I am in today…..Best moment of your sporting career: Jumping the Australian Record of 1.99 in February 2020, it was a much sweeter moment in my career after the challenging previous two years and to do it with Alex (her coach) was wonderful …..Advice to your young self: Trust in yourself and listen to what you know deep down to be the right things for you to be happy and grow.

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