Taryn Gollshewsky wins silver at Oceania titles

Taryn Gollshewsky
Bundaberg athlete Taryn Gollshewsky throwing discus. Photo Paul Donaldson

Bundaberg athlete Taryn Gollshewsky has won silver in the discus competition at the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville.

Taryn threw the discus 55.14 metres to finish just short of Victorian Kim Mullhall who threw 55.88m.

New Zealander Sositina Hakeai was third with 54.96m.

It was short of Taryn's personal best but good enough to keep her in the running for Olympic selection.

In April, Taryn won gold in discus at the Australian National Athletics Championships in Sydney and threw a personal best of 14.08m in shot put to take second place.

Taryn said she was excited to be representing Australia.

“It's a fantastic opportunity to improve my world ranking and chase the qualification standards for World Championships and the Olympic Games,” she said.

In 2017, Taryn won bronze in the women's discus at the World University Games in Taipei.

Aged 16, Taryn first wore the green and gold at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships, placing 12th.

One year on, she was off to the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships where she competed in the qualifying rounds. She had thrown a tremendous PB of 53.69m in the lead-up to the championships.

Earlier today, Hendre Kirchner from Bargara turned his Oceania Athletics Championships javelin performance around to throw a personal best and was placed second.