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World championship, silver medalist javelin thrower, Kim Mickle, has been named the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) Athlete of the Year.
Sport and Recreation Minister, Terry Waldron presented the award at the WAIS Annual Dinner last night.
The award caps off a stellar year for the WA athlete who won a silver medal at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow and took home her eighth national title in April.
During the function, the minister also elevated Ric Charlesworth - former captain of both the Australian and state hockey teams as well as the state cricket team - to legend status in the WA Hall of Champions.
Minister Waldron congratulated both Kim and Ric and all the other winners on the night.
“The State Government is proud to be a major supporter of WAIS and we’re thrilled that these athletes have been awarded for excellence in their sport. These winners set the bar high and I know will offer inspiration to all the other athletes working their way towards Glasgow and Rio,” the Minister said.
AWARDS PRESENTED ON THE NIGHT
Water polo player Danielle Woodhouse was also inducted into the WA Hall of Champions after playing 154 games for Australia between 1993 and 2000.