It’s almost ‘Mitchell Time’ in Commonwealth Games javelin final on the Gold Coast, Eureka juniors already cheering

INSPIRED: Eureka athletes Will Barber, Hein Reimert, Gracie-Lee Egner, Ben Ludbrook and Ben Mornane have cheered Kathryn Mitchell to the Gold Coast. Picture: Kate Healy
INSPIRED: Eureka athletes Will Barber, Hein Reimert, Gracie-Lee Egner, Ben Ludbrook and Ben Mornane have cheered Kathryn Mitchell to the Gold Coast. Picture: Kate Healy

YOUNG Eureka athletes say they never take for granted watching Australian javelin thrower Kathryn Mitchell training at Llanberris.

They can hardly wait to see what their seasoned stablemate serves up in the Commonwealth Games women’s javelin final on Wednesday night.

While Mitchell enters the final as a strong gold medal favourite, the Olympian is their hero no matter what.

Mitchell’s low-key, but intensely disciplined presence challenges them to work harder in chasing their dreams.

Eureka’s Will Barber said there has been a real buzz about the club with Mitchell in stellar form leading into the Commonwealth Games – particularly after the 35-year-old staked two Australian records this summer.

“Kathryn’s an inspiration to watch in her elite training for us developing athletes,” Will said.

"She’s been an upstanding athlete for Eureka Athletics Club and Ballarat Regional Athletics Centre a long time now and we couldn’t be more proud of her representing Australia and chasing her dream.”

Mitchell is in action at Carrara Stadium with fellow Australian Kelsey-Lee Roberts from 7.15pm.