Georgia Portelli wins gold at Australian Little Athletics Championships

A for effort: Cecil Hills High School student Georgia Portelli won gold in the javelin at the recent Australian Little Athletics Championships. Picture: Simon Bennett
A for effort: Cecil Hills High School student Georgia Portelli won gold in the javelin at the recent Australian Little Athletics Championships. Picture: Simon Bennett

Winning when not at your best is a clear indicator that you are on the right path to success.

So when Cecil Hills High School student Georgia Portelli threw 39.32m in the under-13 girls javelin to win gold at the recent  Australian Little Athletics Championships she responded accordingly.

“It actually wasn’t a good throw – but I was happy to win gold,” she said.

The Kemps Creek resident has a personal best of 43.32m in a discipline she only picked up two years ago.

It's amazing to see the javelin soar through the air.

Georgia Portelli

Like one of her javelins soaring through the air, the 13-year-old is hoping to continue her rise in the sport as she takes some well-earned rest after a busy Little Athletics season. So what is the key to throwing a good javelin?

“It’s all about good technique – that is what is going through my head as I start to throw,” she said.

“I find if I relax and don’t overthink it, that’s when I throw my best.

“It's amazing to see the javelin soar through the air. The thing with javelin is you know when you have a good throw because it feels good.”

Georgia began Little Athletics when she was six.