Hamish Peacock

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Hamish Peacock
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born (1990-10-15)October 15, 1990
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Country Australia Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin Throw
Club University of Tasmania Athletics Club
Coached by Evan Peacock
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Javelin throw: 83.31 m (2015)
  • Shot put: 15.46 m (2010)
  • Discus: 51.93 m (2012)

Hamish Peacock (born 15 October 1990 in Hobart) is an Australian athlete specialising in the javelin who has competed in the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Records and rankings[edit]

Peacock is a three-time Australian National championship silver medalist in the javelin. He is the sixth-best Australian of all time in the javelin,[1] and is the Tasmanian record holder.[2] He is ranked 4th and 6th on the all-time Tasmanian records list in Discus and Shot put respectively.[3] Peacock, who is coached by his father Evan, has trained in the Javelin throw, shot put and discus.[citation needed]


Youth & Junior World Championships[edit]

Peacock has competed in one World Youth Championships (2007) and one World Junior Championships (2008). He competed in the javelin at both competitions and made the final in each. In the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava Peacock finished second in the javelin.[4]

Senior World Championships[edit]

Peacock was selected to compete in the 2013 World Championships in Moscow in the javelin.[5] He finished 14th out of 16 in qualification group A with a throw of 76.33m.[6] His throw would have placed him 13th in qualification group B.[6] Overall his throw placed him 26th out of 33 athletes in the qualification stages. This did not qualify him for the final and this was the end of Peacock's competition.

Peacock has been selected to represent Australia in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Peacock was selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the Javelin.[7] He advanced to the finals after surpassing the 78.00m automatic qualification standard in qualifying with a distance of 79.08m. He then went on to win the bronze medal in the final with a throw of 81.75m.


Peacock is the older brother of fellow athlete Huw Peacock. Huw was been selected, along with Hamish, to participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Huw's event is the Hammer throw. Huw is ranked 17th on the Australian all-time hammer throw rankings,[8] with a personal best of 67.22m.[8] Huw is two years younger than Hamish. Both are coached by their father Evan, and are based at the Domain Athletics Centre in Hobart, Tasmania.


Personal bests[edit]

Event Performance Venue Date
Shot put 15.46 m Hobart, Australia 11 July 2010
Discus 51.93 m Hobart, Australia 7 April 2012
Javelin 83.31 m Hobart, Australia 03 January 2015



Year Shot put Discus Javelin
2006 63.11 m
2007 14.50 m 43.15 m 68.08 m
2008 14.60 m 44.74 m 74.44 m
2009 14.85 m 47.87 m 74.54 m
2010 15.46 m 50.35 m 73.66 m
2011 15.14 m 51.44 m 77.58 m
2012 15.17 m 51.93 m 79.33 m
2013 14.45 m 49.92 m 81.14 m
2014 49.82 m 82.24 m
2015 83.31 m



Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2007 World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 2nd Javelin 76.31 m
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th Javelin 74.44 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 26th (qual) Javelin 76.33 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 3rd Javelin 81.75 m


  1. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw". Runnerstribe StatsCentral. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tasmanian Records" (PDF). Tasmanian Athletics. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tasmanian all-time records list (Pages 10 & 11)" (PDF). Tasmanian Athletics. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hamish PEACOCK (Tas)- Male – b. 15 Oct 1990". Australian Athletics Historical Results. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Athlete profile: Hamish Peacock". IAAF Athletics. 15 October 1990. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "4th IAAF World Championships – Javelin Throw – Men". IAAF Athletics. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Bresnehan, James (5 June 2014). "Three more Tasmanian athletes selected for Australian Commonwealth Games team". The Mercury. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Athletics Australia Handbook of Records and Results 2013" (PDF). Athletics Australia. 2013. 
  9. ^ "IAAF profile (personal bests)" (HTTP://WWW.IAAF.ORG/ATHLETES/AUSTRALIA/HAMISH-PEACOCK-228364#PERSONAL-BESTS). IAAF. 4 July 2014.