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Joanna Stone

Updated: 2017-04-09T14:34Z

Joanna ("Jo") Stone-Nixon (born 4 October 1972 in London, England) is a retired javelin thrower, who represented Australia twice at the Summer Olympics, starting in 1996. She is best known for winning the silver medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece. Stone was the appellant in an important High Court of Australia case on taxation law, Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Stone (2005) 59 ATR 50.


Representing  Australia
1994Commonwealth GamesVictoria, Canada4th57.60 m
1995World ChampionshipsGothenburg, Sweden5th63.74 m
1996Olympic GamesAtlanta, United States16th58.54 m
1997World ChampionshipsAthens, Greece2nd68.64 m
1998Commonwealth GamesKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaDNS
IAAF World CupJohannesburg, South Africa1st69.85 m
2000Olympic GamesSydney, Australia17th58.34 m


Joanna Stone-Nixon is now mother of two children (Ella Jane Nixon,15), (James Edward Nixon,13). After her sporting courier ended in early 2001, after her outstanding performance in the Sydney Olympic games in 2000, with a final throw of 54.34 metres. She now is employed and working for (unknown), after a long, relentless sporting courier, representing Australia.

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