Gael Martin

Gael Martin

Gael Mulhall-Martin (born August 27 1956) is a former Australian athlete, who competed in the shot putt and in the discus throw.

She won the bronze medal in women's shot putt at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States, becoming the first Australian (male or female) to win an Olympic medal in a throwing event.

Mulhall competed in four successive Commonwealth Games events from 1974, winning double gold in Shot Putt and Discus at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

Coached by Franz Stampfl, she won a total of 20 senior Australian national championships in her career. She is also a loving mum and aunty and sister and daughter.


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