Alison Inverarity

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Alison Jane Inverarity (born 12 August 1970 in Perth, Western Australia) is a former Australian Olympic and Commonwealth athlete, competing in the high jump. She was affiliated with the Western Australian Institute of Sport in Perth.

She is the Australian record holder with her jump of 1.98 m (6 ft 534 in) in 1994 (tying Vanessa Browne-Ward's 1989 mark).

Inverarity is the daughter of former Australian Test cricketer John Inverarity. She completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Western Australia. In 2000, she married Olympic teammate Scott Ferrier. She has two children, born in 2002 and 2004. Her daughter at the age of 12 jumped 1.50.

National titles[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 11th High jump 1.87 m
World Student Games Sheffield, England 1st High jump 1.92 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th High jump 1.91 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Ontario, Canada 5th High jump 1.97 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 1st High jump 1.94 m
World Cup London, England 7th High jump 1.85 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 24th High jump 1.85 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia High jump NM
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd High jump 1.88 m
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 7th High jump 1.85 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 32nd High jump 1.80 m