EUREKA Athletics Club javelin thrower Kathryn Mitchell has qualified for the final in the IAAF World Championships.
Throwing this afternoon (Australian time) Mitchell threw a season best 62.80 metres with her second throw to automatically qualify or the final.
After a foul throw with her first attempt, the London Olympics finalist will compete in the final on Sunday and 10pm AEST.
She is one of five qualifiers at this stage, with fellow Australian Kimberley Mickle to throw in the second qualifying group.
Mitchell, 31, had an injury interrupted Australian domestic season but returned to competition on the European circuit in June to throw three B-qualiﬁers for the championships.
She ﬁnished ninth at the London Olympics last year – better than the 12th she was ranked at the start of competition, but one place out of the ﬁnal cut.