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Biography

SAVILLE Jane

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 05/11/1974
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.64/5'4''
Weight (kg / lbs) 53/117
Events Inscribed   Athletics Women's 20km Walk
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 20km Walk

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
9:00
MCG Women's 20km Walk
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - SAVILLE Jane (1) 1:32:46 Completed

Place Of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia & Valencia, Spain
Marital Status Married
Occupation Athlete
International Debut 1993
Coach Matt White
Club Randwick Botany Harriers
Recent Results Australian Championships 2005

1st in the 20km Road Walk

World Walking Cup 2004

4th in the 20km Road Walk (Team 5th)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Gold in the 20km Walk (1:36:34)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Gold in the 10km Walk

Victoria 1994
8th in the 10km Walk
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
Bronze in the 20km Walk (1:29:25)

Sydney 2000
disqualified in the 20km Walk

Atlanta 1996
26th in the 10km Walk
Other Personal Best:
10km Road Walk - 42:15.00 (1999)
3000m Track Walk - 12:27.7 (1993)
5000m Track Walk - 21:32.3 (1997)
20km Race Walk - 1:27.44.0 (Naumburg, 02-May-2004) Oceania Record

World Ranking:
18th in 20km Race Walking (as at 13-Mar-2006, IAAF)

Jane is thrilled with the honour of carrying the flag and leading the Australian team into the Opening Ceremony for the Games.

Jane's disqualification in the 20km walk in Sydney was doubly painful, as not only was she leading at the time there was only 200m to go until she crossed the finish line.

Jane is also a member of the South Maroubra Surf Lifesaving Club. She has competed in the Devondale iron-woman series in 1994/1995, the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in 1991-1995 and between 1988 and 1992 Jane contested the 200m Butterfly and 200 Individual Medley at the Australian Age Swimming Championships.

Jane's coach Matt White is also her husband and a professional cyclist. They competed together in Athens as one of only two married couples in the Australian team.

Jane's sister Natalie is also a Race-Walker, and has represented Australia at two World Championships and two World Walking cups. Natalie will be a part of the team for Melbourne 2006.

Jane holds the Commonwealth Record in the 20km walk, a record she set in 2004 in Naumburg in a time of 1:27.44.0.
She also set a new Commonwealth Games record with her gold medal performance in the event, running a sprightly 1:32.46. Her sister-in-law Natalie and fellow Australian Cheryl Webb came second and third in that event respectively, capping all three medals for Australia.

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