Athletics

In partnership with Athletics Australia (AA) and Athletics Victoria (AV), the program supports Victorian-based athletes to become world’s best and to compete on the international stage at major events including the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, IAAF and IPC World Championships.

The Athletics Victoria State Performance Coordinator works closely with the coaches and athletes to provide access to training facilities and support services with an aim to provide a world class daily training environment for the athletes in their pursuit of international success.

Virtual Speaker Program firing on all cylinders with release of new video

October 6th, 2020

Victorian Government school students can look forward to be inspired by the amazing story of Paralympic medalist and professional cyclist Alistair Donohoe. The video is part of the Victorian Institute of Sport’s virtual school speaker program Be Fit. Be Well, which continues to encourage students to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Clifford among first Para-Athletes selected for Tokyo

September 7th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Jaryd Clifford is one step closer to the Tokyo Paralympics after he was one of 10 Para-athletes named the first members of The Australian Team.

VIS athletes triumph at Athens

August 26th, 2020

The performance of our Olympic and Paralympic teams in Athens was exceptional.

Montag officially Tokyo bound

August 20th, 2020

Current national racewalking champion Jemima Montag, has officially been selected to make her Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Montag is the 10th Victorian Institute of Sport athlete to have already been selected into the Australian Olympic Team.

When Matthews got told to sprint

August 14th, 2020

Born without a left arm or left lung, Tim Matthews never felt he had a disability, reaching for the stars he went onto become a triple Paralympic gold medallist.

The Games at Home

August 12th, 2020

​The 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games were special for so many reasons. We had high expectations that our athletes would deliver on home soil, and they sure did.

Athletes committed to fight mental health issues in young people

July 26th, 2020

​Four VIS athletes are joining the fight to help reduce rates of mental health issues in young children as part of a new community partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Black Dog Institute.

Wellbeing Tip | Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected

May 6th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athletes from eight different sports will help increase awareness around suicide prevention as part of the Australian Institute of Sport and Lifeline Australia’s impactful community engagement program, Lifeline Community Custodians. The athletes will encourage anyone who needs support to reach out and ask for help.

VIS tele-health servicing for Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy

April 1st, 2020

The Victorian Institute of Sport remains committed to servicing our athletes and have started to implement remote service delivery and support.

VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONED

March 16th, 2020

The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.

2018 IAAF U20 World Championships, Tampere, Finland

Jaryd Clifford - 14th Men’s 1500m

2018 Diamond League Event Results

Ryan Gregson - 2nd Men’s 1500m (London, England), 6th Men’s 1500m (Rabat, Morocco)

Brooke Stratton - 3rd Women’s Long Jump (London, England), 6th Women’s Long Jump (Lausanne, Switzerland), 5th Women’s Long Jump (Brussels, Belgium)

Joseph Deng - 6th Men’s 800m (Monaco)

Linden Hall - 13th Women’s 1500m (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Jordan Williamsz - 11th Men’s 1500m (London, England)

2018 IAAF Continental Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Brooke Stratton - 2nd Women’s Long Jump

Ryan Gregson - 5th Men’s 1500m

Damian Birkinhead - 8th Men’s Shot Put

 2019 Australian Race Walking Championships, Adelaide, Australia

Jemima Montag - 3rd Women’s 20km Race Walk

2019 Australian Athletics Championships, Sydney, Australia

Celeste Mucci - 1st Women’s Heptathlon, 1st Women’s 100m Hurdles

Jessee Wyatt - 1st Men’s Shot Put (secured)

Peter Bol - 1st Men’s 800m

Damien Birkinhead - 1st Men’s Sot Put

Claire Keefer - 1st Women’s Shot Put (Ambulant)

Luke Mathews - 1st Men’s 1500m

Jemima Montag - 2nd Women’s 10km Race Walk

Sam Rizzo - 2nd Men’s 800m Wheelchair

Kathryn Mitchell - 2nd Women’s Javelin

Chris Mitrevski - 2nd Men’s Long Jump

Brooke Stratton - 2nd Women’s Long Jump

Georgia Griffith - 2nd Women’s 800m

Nicholas Hum - 3rd Men’s Long Jump (Ambulant)

Morgan Mitchell - 3rd Women’s 800m

2019 London Marathon

Sinead Diver - 7th

Jack Rayner - 14th

2019 IAAF World Relay Championships

Catriona Bisset - 2nd 2x2x400m Mixed Relay

2019 IAAF Diamond League Events

Kathryn Mitchell - 1st Women’s Javelin (Oslo, Norway)

Peter Bol - 6th Men’s 800m (Stockholm Sweden)

Georgia Griffith - 11th Women’s 1500m (Shanghai, China)

Joseph Deng - 9th Men’s 800m (Stockholm, Sweden), 8th Men’s 800m (Oslo, Norway)

Brooke Stratton - 3rd Women’s Long Jump (Doha, Qatar)

2019 Oceania Area Championships, Townsville, Australia

Jemima Montag - 1st Women’s 10km Race Walk

Rhydian Clowley - 1st Men’s 10km Race Walk

Brooke Stratton - 2nd Women’s Long Jump

Georgia Griffith - 1st Women’s 1500m

Henry Smith - 1st Men’s Long Jump

Chris Mitrevski - 3rd Men’s Long Jump

Joel Baden - 3rd Men’s High Jump

Catriona Bisset - 1st Women’s 800m

Morgan Mitchell - 1st Women’s 4x400m Relay, 3rd Women’s 800m

Sinead Diver - 1st Women’s 10km

Damien Birkinhead - 2nd Men’s Shot Put

Celeste Mucci - 2nd Women’s 100m Hurdles

Todd Hodgetts - 2nd Men’s Para Shot Put

Claire Keefer - 2nd Women’s Para Shot Put

Jack Rayner - 2nd Men’s 10km

 Australian Records

Joe Deng - 1:44.21 Men’s 800m (July 2018)

Linden Hall - 4:21.40 Women’s Mile (July 2018)

Ben King Athletics Victoria State Performance Coordinator 

Kylie Andrew Sports Dietitian

Kevin Craigie Physiotherapist

Andrea Farrow Performance Lifestyle Advisor (from March 2019)

Dr Greg Hickey Sports Medicine Physician

Cory Innes Physical Preparation Coach

Alison Low Physiotherapist

Karen Mickle Sport Science - Biomechanist

Victoria Moore Physiotherapist

Nick Owen Sport Science - Physiologist

Jessica Rothwell Sports Dietitian

Mark Spargo Sport Psychologist

Dr Patrick Sunderland Sports Medicine Registrar

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