Elizabeth Gleadle was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
After developing a passion for throwing the javelin at Kitsilano High School, Liz went on to compete for the University of British Columbia. In 2011, she moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to train with Coach Lawrence Steinke.
She has since become one of the best throwers in the world; her personal best (64.83m), along with her points from competition, rank her fifth internationally.
In May 2015, Liz broke her own Canadian record while winning the Golden Grand Prix meet in Japan.
She finished second at the Zurich Diamond League final, beating two of the medal winners from the 2015 World Championship. Her clutch Pan Am 2015 performance sent her to the top of the podium with the ultimate prize of a gold medal.
Liz’s Olympic experience includes the 2012 London Olympics, where she finished 12th in the finals. She will compete for Canada in the Rio Olympics in 2016.