about celeste mucci
Celeste Mucci is an incredibly talented Australian Heptathlete and Hurdler who has made a significant improvement in the last few years.
At the national under-18 championships in March 2015, she showed her class by winning the title by 500 points with an impressive score of 5430 points. Her performance was highlighted by a 13.60 100m hurdles (76cm) and four other PBs in the 200m, 800m, shot put and javelin. In 2016, now 17, she competed in four heptathlons scoring between 5254 and 5370 in all competitions, including placing second in the national open championships and competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
Early in 2017, she added a massive 248 to her PB winning the Victorian title. In April she travelled to her former hometown, Florence in Italy, to compete in a senior international competition, Multistars, where she added nearly 100 points to her PB scoring 5721 points.
In her first heptathlon in the 2017/18 season, in December she nailed the national u-20 record, scoring 5870 points and defeated a top-class domestic field. Mucci’s score was the highest by an Australian for nine years.
“I don’t try to focus on records; I just look at them as a bonus. My motivation is to finish each hep I start and even if an event doesn’t go to plan, pushing through and completing it. A motivation that is always there is to improve my overall PB and become more noticed, so I do get invited to meets overseas.”
At the Australian Championships, the 18-year-old won the national heptathlon title with a score of 5812 points guaranteeing her selection for the Commonwealth Games where she finished in an agonising 4th.
In 2019 she won both the Heptathlon and the Individual 100m Hurdles event as well as competing at the 2019 World University Games where she claimed a silver in the 4 x 100m relay as well as making her very first World Championships team in Doha competing in the 4 x 100m relay and her now specialised 100m Hurdles event.
We really look forward to supporting Celeste on her Athletics journey and cannot wait to see her make her first Olympic team, hopefully Tokyo in 2021!