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Biography

HOWE Kym

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 12/06/1980
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.77/5'9''
Weight (kg / lbs) 63/139
Events Inscribed   Athletics Women's Pole Vault
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's Pole Vault

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
23 Mar
18:30
MCG Women's Pole Vault
Qualifying- Group A
Australia Flag AUS  - HOWE Kym (1) 4.20 Completed
25 Mar
19:05
MCG Women's Pole Vault
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - HOWE Kym (1) 4.62 Completed

Place Of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Residence Perth, Western Australia
Occupation Child care worker
International Debut 2001, East Asian Games
Coach Alex Parnov
Club Curtin Athletic Club / WAIS
Idol Gail Devers
Recent Results 1st in the Pole Vault- 4.61m (Canberra, Australia, 26-Jan-2006)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Silver in Pole Vault (4.15m)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
10th in Qualifying Group B
Injuries She was injured at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and struggled through the 2003 season.
Other Personal Best:
Pole Vault - 4.61m (Canberra, Australia, 26-Jan-2006) Oceania Record

Prior to entering athletics Kym was a member of the Junior WA Gymnastics team between 1993 and 1996.
She was identified by the Western Australia Institute of Sport.

Kym missed the final of the Pole Vault at the the Athens Olympics Games by just 10cm after clearing 4.30m in the preliminary round.

Kym trains under Alex Parnov, who also coaches Vicky Parnov, and previously coached former world record holder Emma George.

Kym enjoys going to the beach and spending time with children.

Kym's gold medal height of 4.62 metres in the final of the pole vault also netted her a new Games record.

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