My name is Jack Dalton
Event: Hammer Throw
Personal Best: 65.34m
Club: TSV Bayer Leverkusen 04
Date of birth: 20/05/1994
Jack Dalton is an Australian Hammer thrower, currently living and training in Leverkusen, Germany.
Jack began throwing hammer at the age of 12 after previously participating in the Discus throw. Despite his young age, he joined the training group of Gus Puopolo, one of Australia’s top throw coaches and was fortunate enough to train alongside two Australian Commonwealth games Gold medallists in Benn Harradine and Scott Martin.
After many years of hard training and dedication, Jack achieved his first taste of success in 2012 after winning the under 20 Australian championships and qualifying for the World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Unfortunately, prior to his departure he sustained a serious injury, which kept him out of the sport until the middle of 2014. It was at this time that Jack decided if he truly wanted to be successful in his chosen sport, he would have to take his passions across the other side of the world to train in Germany.
Jack Joined the prestige club TSV Bayer Leverkusen 04, training alongside World champion Katharina Molitor and German National Champion Markus Esser. After taking some time to adjust, and with two years of hard training behind his back, Jack made a breakthrough towards the end of the 2016 season, improving his personal best to 65.34 and a new ranking of 3rd in Australia. After his new found confidence and success, Jack has set his sights on next years World university games in Tiawan and the 2018 Cold Coast commonwealth games, where he hopes to take away a Gold medal in front of an Australian crowd.
2010 Victorian Championships 1st
2010 Victorian All Schools Championships – 1st
2010 Australian Championships 1st
2010 Australian u17 Development Squad
2011 Victorian Championships – 1st
2011 Victorian All Schools Championships – 1st
2011 Australian All Schools Championships 1st
2011 New South Wales Championships 1st
2011 Australian Championships 1st
2012 Victorian All Schools Championships 1st
2012 Australian All Schools Championships 1st
2012 Australian Championships 1st
2012 Australian Team – World Junior Championships
2012 Australian U19 Development Squad
2016 Australian open championships 4th
2016 Sole Cup – Germany 4th
2016 German Open Championships 9th
2016 German U23 Championships 4th