Canadian Olympian Javelin thrower Liz Gleadle to visit the GTA

Article by Karen Majerly updated January 8, 2016


Liz Gleadle will meet her new corporate sponsor Javelin Technologies (and see if its design engineers can handle her typical workout!)

What:  Javelin Technologies is launching its support of Canadian athlete Liz Gleadle as she trains to be a repeat Olympian. Gleadle will visit Javelin’s head office in Oakville, Ontario to meet its employees, learn about 3D design and 3D printing, and challenge a few of its 3D design engineers to keep up with her daily gym workout.

When: Thursday, January 14, and Friday, January 15, 2016

Liz Gleadle

Liz Gleadle

Opportunities for the media to engage with Liz Gleadle

Thursday, 11 a.m.: Gleadle will talk to Javelin’s employees and a few local high school students about how to “Aim High” (the Javelin Technologies tagline), including what it takes to become a world class athlete.
Where: Javelin Technologies: 3457 Superior Court, Unit 1, Oakville, ON L6L 0C4 (off Burloak, just south of the QEW) View Map

Thursday, 1:30 p.m.: Gleadle will visit Javelin Technologies customer IPEX Technologies. IPEX uses SolidWorks and 3D printing in designing and manufacturing thermoplastic piping systems.
Where: IPEX Technologies: 1425 North Service Rd, Unit 3, Oakville, ON L6H 1A7 (near Ford Dr./Royal Windsor/QEW) View Map

Friday, 11:30 a.m.: Athlete vs. Engineer (Can Javelin Technologies 3D design engineers handle Liz Gleadle’s workout?)
Where: CrossFit North Burlington: 1151 Heritage Rd., Burlington, ON L7L 4Y1 (off Mainway between Walkers and Appleby) View Map

Who is Liz Gleadle 

Liz Gleadle (@lgjavelin) is an internationally celebrated track and field athlete who competes in Javelin and is currently ranked fifth in the world. Gleadle took the gold medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am competition with a clutch throw of 62.83 m. In May 2015, she broke her own Canadian record (throwing 64.83 meters, a personal best) while winning the Golden Grand Prix meet in Kawasaki, Japan.  She finished second at the Zurich Diamond League final, beating two of the medal winners from the 2015 World Championship and ending the season on a high note.

Gleadle’s Olympic experience includes the 2012 London Olympics, where she qualified for the final with the 11th best throw overall and finished 12th in the finals. She was the second youngest finalist that year, in a sport where top spots usually go to athletes with more experience.

Gleadle was born in Vancouver, BC and is now based in Lethbridge, AB.

About Javelin

Javelin Technologies sells and supports SOLIDWORKS® 3D design software solutions and offers a range of Stratasys 3D printers that can produce true-to-life models, prototypes, and parts. Its team is known across Canada for their classroom and online training and technical support. Javelin will be represented by Managing Director John Carlan.

Media contacts:

Karen Majerly
Mobile 905 630 8384  Office 905 319 8380

Lauren Murdoch
Office 905 815 1906 x221

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Karen Majerly

Karen Majerly is a communications specialist who helps remarkable people tell rich stories. She has been working with the TriMech Group of companies since 2013.