Already a seasoned professional of the Australian athletics circuit, high jumper Zoe Timmers is ready for the challenge of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The UWA Graduate previously competed in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, where she made the finals after a strong jump in the qualifiers.
It is nearly 10 years since Zoe first competed internationally, starting in the World Junior Championships in Poland with a fifth place finish. During her time at UWA she also represented Australia in the World University Games in Serbia.
Zoe graduated from UWA with a bachelor’s degree in Human Movement and followed this with post graduate study in Exercise Rehabilitation.
In 2010, Zoe was one of UWA Sport's Elite Athlete Scholars, alongisde athletes such as AFL star Matt de Boer and former Hockey Olympian Fergus Kavanagh. The set up has since been replaced by the Student Athlete Development Program.
Zoe now teaches physical education at St Hilda’s School in Mosman Park, where she is inspiring students to follow in her footsteps with hard work and dedication to sport. Several St Hilda’s students have also broken into high jump under a special program that Zoe created.
At the Australian Athletics Championships this year, Zoe placed second, just behind fellow Commonwealth Games athlete Eleanor Patterson and in front of WA’s Clare Gibson.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will take from 4 April to 15 April on the Gold Coast. It will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events