Kellie Wapshott

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Kellie Wapshott
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1981-03-23) 23 March 1981 (age 37)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Club Knox Athletics Club
Coached by Brent Vallance
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 20 km walk: 1:32:57 (2008)

Kellie Wapshott (born 23 March 1981 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian race walker.[1] She set her personal best time of 1:32:57, by finishing second in the women's 20 km at the 2008 Australian Race Walking Championships, coincidentally in her home city Melbourne.[2][3]

Wapshott represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's 20 km race walk, along with her teammates Jane Saville and Claire Woods. She successfully finished the race in fortieth place by fifty-six seconds behind Hungary's Edina Füsti, with a time of 1:37:59.[4] Wapshott was elevated to a higher position, when Greek race walker and former Olympic champion Athanasía Tsoumeléka had been disqualified from the competition, after she was tested positive for CERA, an advanced version of the blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kellie Wapshott". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tallent and Wapshott Beijing bound". Athletics Australia. 23 February 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tallent bound for Race Walking Challenge opener on road to Beijing". IAAF. 24 February 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 20km Walk". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions race walker Tsoumeleka for doping". USA Today. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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