Australian javelin record-holder Kim Mickle is hoping to continue her stellar domestic form in Doha this weekend for 2014′s opening Diamond League meet.
She’s already broken the Australian record, now javelin star Kim Mickle is targeting a breakthrough Diamond League victory in Doha.
The 29-year-old heads into Friday’s season-opening meet on the back of a stellar domestic campaign that included a history-making 66.83m throw in Melbourne.
The world championships silver medallist is eager to continue her career-best form abroad, with one eye on Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow.
“My goal this year was to break the Australian record – the fact I’ve already done that is scary,” Mickle told Eurosport Australia.
“I still have the same goal, I still want to break it. It just happens to be my record now.”
Mickle was a regular on the Diamond League circuit in 2013 – finishing in the top three at all six javelin events.
But a win still eludes her.
“Hopefully I can nab a few first places this year,” she said.
“To compete against the best in the world each month at every Diamond League event is great.
“My plan is definitely to win each event, so game on.”
Commonwealth pole vault champion Alana Boyd will join Mickle in the Middle East following her nine victories in 11 starts so far this year.
The Queenslander failed to clear a height at last month’s national championships but will be hoping for an improved performance in Doha.
The Diamond League moves to Shanghai next weekend, when discus thrower Dani Samuels will start her international season.
Meanwhile sprinter Melissa Breen will be competing in round three of the IAAF World Challenge in Tokyo this weekend, following the national record-holder’s 100m victory at an event in Mito, Japan, on Tuesday.