Eleanor Patterson is an Australian Olympic athlete who competes in high jump. At only 21 years of age, Eleanor is quickly rising up as one of Australia’s most promising young athletes. In 2013, Eleanor won the World Youth Championships and later in the year went on to jump a personal best of 1.96m – the highest a junior woman has jumped.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games was Patterson’s first senior outing and she claimed the gold medal as a Year 12 student at just 18 years of age. Continuing her impressive debut in the senior ranks, Eleanor finished in the top 8 at her first World Championships in 2015.
Eleanor went on to compete at her first Olympic games in Rio in 2016 where she jumped strongly in her heats but was unable to clear 1.92m, which ruled her out of the final. With a long career ahead of her, Eleanor will use these experiences to challenge herself over the next three years to put herself in a strong position for Tokyo 2020. Eleanor lives and trains in her hometown of Leongatha in country Victoria.