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Hannah Jones


Clearing hurdles for Australia


I grew up on Central Coast, NSW, where I played many different sports to a high level - being a part of the NSW state talent pool for Netball, touch and athletics. After falling into hurdling by chance, I won a national medal in my 3rd race at the 200m hurdles. 

I then transitioned to the 100m hurdles, where I won nationals and became the 3rd fastest U/18 year-old that year, in my first year of attempting the sprint hurdles event. A bit over a year later I took a break from the sport after a fall at nationals prevented me from representing Australia at the World u/20 Champs and focussed on studying my double degree in Chemical Engineering/Commerce at UNSW.

In late 2016 my father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, passing away just 6 weeks after diagnosis. This was a trigger for me to return to athletics and chase my dream of representing my country and potentially becoming an Olympian.

Balancing a full-time double university degree, but realising something was missing in my athletics training, a chance meeting on the Gold Coast saw me introduced to my now coach Sally Pearson; and weeks later re-locate from Sydney to the Gold Coast at 24 years of age. After a big year of hard work through COVID, which saw the NSW/QLD border shut preventing me from seeing my support network, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics was my soul dedication.

I started the year ranked 105th in the world and ended up just narrowly missing selection for the Tokyo Olympics. However, that year became my breakout year, seeing me become the 4th fastest in Australian history over the 100m hurdles.

I battled injuries taking me out of selection for the 2022 World Championships and Commonwealth Games. My return to competition in 2023 saw me run 3 of my fastest ever times throughout the domestic season and my fastest all time in Europe. From here I was selected to represent Australia at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest where I finished an equal 29th.

I currently work part time as a Chemical Process Engineer for BlueScope Steel whilst balancing a full-time training schedule. 

My current sporting goal is the 2024 Paris Olympics.

•    2023 World Athletics Championships representative
•    Currently 5th fastest Australian in history for 100m hurdles
•    Multi time National medallist 
•    High Distinction Chemical Engineering Thesis
•    UNSW Blue Recipient
•    Macquarie Bank Sport Schola


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