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.

The Games at Home

Today

​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.

Basil appointed Athletics Performance Advisor

September 3rd, 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Basil to the role of VIS Athletics Performance Advisor.

2020 Visions | Jaryd Clifford, Paralympian & Storyteller

August 19th, 2019

The Paralympic and Olympic Games tell a myriad of stories. From ancient Olympia to a hospital in Stoke Mandeville, and now to the cities of the modern era, their romanticised battles have written themselves into the folklore of human history.

Hall clocks Diamond League best

August 19th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport distance runner, Linden Hall is back to her best with her highest ever Diamond League race finish at the Birmingham Diamond League overnight.

I'm 42, not 92

August 9th, 2019

"People seem to think you shouldn't be able to run after you're 40. I think I'm proving them wrong. I'm proud of that.”

VIS athletes bring home 7 of 10 Uni Games medals!

July 15th, 2019

VIS athletes have wowed with performances at the World University Games in Napoli Italy, with Victorian Institute of Sport athletes bringing home 7 of Australia’s 10 Track and Field medals!

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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