Brooke Buschkuehl (nee Stratton) is a long jumper and Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2012 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program. Brooke was paired with Mentor, Cathy Freeman OAM.
Brooke was born in Box Hill, Victoria, in 1993, and started long jumping at Nunawading Little Athletics Centre as a 5-year-old. Following success at domestic level throughout her childhood, Brooke was selected to represent Australia at the World Youth Championships where she made the final of the long jump.
In 2010, Brooke once again represented her country, at the World Junior Championships where she finished sixth, and at the same meet two years later, where she also made the final.
Brooke was chosen to make her senior international debut in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games but was not able to compete in Glasgow due to a back injury. She bounced back in 2015 at the World Championships in Beijing and finished 14th.
In 2016, Brooke jumped a personal best of 7.05m to break the 14-year-old Australian long jump record set by her idol, Bronwyn Thompson. Not long after this, she placed fifth at the World Indoor championships, and represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, placing seventh in the final.
In 2017, Brooke qualified for her second World Championships in London where she placed sixth in the long jump final, and in 2018 Brooke won a sliver medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Later that year, she went on to compete at the Continental Cup in Ostrava placing second.
In 2019, Brooke qualified for her third World Championships, placing 10th in the long jump final in Doha, Qatar, before earning selection in another Olympic team for Tokyo 2020, and making yet another senior final.
Honours & Achievements
- 2015: IAAF World Athletics Championships, Beijing – 14th
- 2016: Rio Olympic Games – 7th
- 2016: IAAF World Indoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon – 5th
- 2016: Broke the Open Women’s Australian Long Jump Record – 7.05m
- 2017: World Athletics Championships, London – 6th
- 2018: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast – Silver
- 2018: Continental Cup, Ostrava – Silver
- 2019: IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha – 10th
- 2019: Diamond League Final, Brussels – 7th
- 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games – 7th