MUAC athletes are heading to Tokyo!

Melbourne University is extremely proud of its three Tokyo 2020 Olympians, Catriona Bisset (800m), Jemima Montag (20km Walk), and Lisa Weightman (Marathon).

Catriona Bisset – 800m

MUAC’s most prolific athlete on the track, Catriona Bisset heads to her first Olympic Games in hot form.

National record holder, Trina has posted the 14th fastest time in the world this year, at 1:58.09. This is the fastest of her five runs under 2:00 since March. Catriona brings a unique doggedness and self-possession to her races that culminate in consistent, and captivating, performances.

(Almost) an architect by trade, Catriona has the blueprint for an Olympic final in her suitcase. Her journey begins on Friday the 30th of July at 10:55am AEST, in the first of three rounds to Olympic glory.

Jemma Montag – 20km Walk

They say patience is a virtue, and Commonwealth Games Champion Jemima Montag has been patiently waiting to make her Olympic debut since being selected in the Australian team in February 2020.
If patience requires self-control, humility, generosity, and mercy, Jemima and the 20km race walk are patience personified. Jemima finished 10th at the (hot!) World Championships in 2019, and looks to translate that international success to the pinnacle of Athletics in Tokyo.
Jemima is an International Olympic Committee Young Leader and is particularly passionate about health inequities and the barriers to female participation in sport. Her advocacy for sport as a medium of empowering individuals embodies what it means to be an Olympian, and at 630pm on Friday the 6th of August grab some sushi and watch her walk down the streets of Sapporo – notably faster than most can run!

Lisa Weightman – Marathon

Beijing, London, Rio, and now Tokyo.
Marathoner Lisa Weightman is MUAC’s road running queen and in Tokyo she embarks on her fourth Olympic campaign. Lisa is just the eighth Australian four-time track and field Olympian.
Lisa’s Olympic results are highlighted by a 17th place in London.
Beyond the track, Lisa is a full-time consultant with IBM and mother. Some respite from data and crying children will give Lisa some newfound clarity and weightlessness as she toes the line as the oracle of the 42.2km distance.
Catch Lisa on 7Plus on Saturday the 7th of August at 9am AEST.