Kelsey-Lee Barber (nee Roberts) (athletics)
won silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games and was the 2019 world
champion in the javelin with a dramatic final throw victory. In Glasgow in
2014, in her first international competition, Kelsey-Lee won the bronze medal, followed
by a silver medal on the Gold Coast in 2018. Competing as Kelsey-Lee Roberts,
she married her coach Mike Barber following the Gold Coast Games. Barber also represented the green and gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Born in South Africa, Barber moved to
Australia in 2000 and lived in country Victoria, before moving to Canberra in
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
University of Canberra - exercise and sport science graduated 2014
South Canberra Tuggeranong Athletics Club
Why did you begin your sport?
Through school athletics. Annual school carnivals. Had an interest in throws and came to canberra to sought coaching.
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Always have a ponytail and plait in my hair.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Bronze medal and comm games in 2014
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Barbara Spatakova - world record holder and multiple champ winner in Javelin. Met her when competing in 2015.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My family. Purely because of their support.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
I like to be adverntourous - adrenaline junky. Outdoors!
What is your sporting ambition?
To win gold medals at major championships.