Javelin champ dies

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

The sud­den death of javelin cham­pion Jar­rod Ban­nis­ter has shocked Aus­tralia’s ath­let­ics fra­ter­nity. Ban­nis­ter, 33, died on Thurs­day night in The Nether­lands, where he had been train­ing and liv­ing. There are no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing his death. Aus­tralia’s world cham­pion hur­dler Sally Pear­son led tributes to Ban­nis­ter, post­ing on Twit­ter: “A tal­ented ath­lete with so much more to give. You will be missed.”

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