Lou Currey

1969 -

Louise Currey (nee McPaul) won a silver medal in women’s javelin in 1996. It was one of only two athletics medals won by Australia in Atlanta, the other being a silver to Cathy Freeman in the women’s 400m. Currey proved herself to be one of the best javelin throwers produced by Australia. Beyond her Olympic medal, she also won Commonwealth Games titles in 1994 and 1998. A triple Olympian, she also competed at the Games in 1992 and 2000. She married Andrew Currey, a dual Olympian for Australia in men’s javelin.

Olympic Results

2000 Sydney

Javelin Throw - Women
Qualifying 53.32 16th
Final Placing 31 / 35

1996 Atlanta

Javelin Throw - Women
Qualifying Round 62.32 q 3
Final 65.54 2
Final Placing 2 / 33

1992 Barcelona

Javelin Throw - Women
Qualifying Round 60.56 q 6
Final 56.00 11
Final Placing 11 / 25