Joel Baden
Personal information
Full nameJoel Baden
Born (1996-02-01) 1 February 1996 (age 25)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Country Australia
SportAthletics
Event(s)High jump
ClubMelbourne University
Athletics Club
Coached bySandro Bisetto[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)High jump: 2.29 (2016)
Updated on 29 August 2015.

Joel Baden (born 1 February 1996) is an Australian high jumper.[2] A member of Australia's track and field squad at the 2015 IAAF World Championships and 2016 Summer Olympics, he cleared an extraordinary 2.29-metre mark twice as his personal best at the 2014 junior national meet in Melbourne, and at the North Queensland Games in Cairns two months before his maiden Games.[1][3] Baden currently trains for the University of Melbourne's athletics club under the tutelage of his coach and mentor Sandro Bisetto.[1]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Baden competed for Australia, along with his fellow countryman Brandon Starc, in the men's high jump. Booking a berth on the nation's track and field team for the Games, Baden jumped a height of 2.29 metres to match his personal best that he set two years earlier in Melbourne and to attain the IAAF Olympic entry standard at the North Queensland Games in Cairns.[4] During the qualifying phase, Baden entered a height of 2.17 at his second attempt, but he could not trump the 2.20-metre barrier with all three failing attempts, ending his campaign quickly in a forty-first-place tie with Israel's Dmitry Kroyter.[5][6]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Australia
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 8th 2.17 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 21st (q) 2.26 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 41st (q) 2.17 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 17th (q) 2.15 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 25th (q) 2.17 m

References

  1. ^ a b c Gleeson, Michael (22 October 2014). "Schoolboy leaps into record books and world class". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Joel Baden". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Baden jumps Olympic qualifier in Cairns". Special Broadcasting Service. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jeffery, Nicole (27 June 2016). "Rio Olympics 2016: High jumper Joel Baden books Games berth". The Australian. Retrieved 13 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Athletics: Men's High Jump Qualification Round". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Joel Bowden competes in high jump qualifying round in Rio". Geelong Advertiser. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)