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.

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