Australian javelin thrower Kimberley Mickle says she’s still searching for “that one big one” and hopes to unleash it at the world athletics championships in Beijing next month.
The 30-year-old placed third at Saturday’s London Diamond League meet in front of a crowd of more than 50,000 at the city’s Olympic Park.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist threw 63.39m, behind Latvian Madara Palameika (65.01) and Czech Barbora Spotakova (65.00).
“I thought I was going to throw better but then I got out there and just got a bit flat,” she told AAP.
“I probably should have saved my energy a bit more in the warm-up and just really unleashed in the actual comp.
“It’s still a whole month away from where I want to be firing,”
She said, referring to her next comp at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing from August 22.
The West Australian said she was happy with her consistency and couldn’t complain at being third when all her throws, including three fouls, went over 60m.
“I just didn’t hit that one big one that I have been searching for this year but I’m hoping that will come in the next comp I do, which is in Beijing.”
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