20 year old High Jumper Eleanor Patterson is a rising star of the Australian athletics scene. In 2013 she won the World Youth Championships and later in the year went on to jump a personal best of 1.96m, which is higher than any junior woman in the world has ever jumped.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games was Patterson’s first senior outing and she claimed the Gold medal as a Year 12 high school student at just 18 years of age. Continuing her impressive debut in the senior ranks she finished in the top 8 at her first World Championships in 2015, grabbing the attention of the international Athletics scene. Eleanor went on to compete at her first Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 where she jumped strongly in her warm ups but was unable to clear 1.92m which ruled her out of the final. With a long career ahead of her at just 20 years of age Eleanor will use these experiences to challenge herself over the next four years to put her in a strong position for Tokyo 2020.
Eleanor lives and trains in her home town of Leongatha in country Victoria, she is a family girl who loves watching sport and she has a passion for health, travel and fashion.