Kelsey-Lee Barber is firming as one of javelin medal favourites at the Olympic Games next year after throwing another personal best this week.
The Canberra athlete improved her personal best by a massive two metres at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meeting in Lucerne to continue a stellar season.
The 67.70 metre throw came just two weeks after Barber secured an Olympic- qualifying distance at the Oceania championships in Townsville.
Her new best moves, which was just two centimetres short of the best throw in the world this year, moves her to 12th on the world all-time list and second for Oceania.
""That's incredible," Barber said. "What a wonderful place for throwing events."
The 27-year-old's previous personal best was 65.61 metres at the Oceania championships.
Barber has been in Europe for the past two weeks, finishing second in Lausanne before her monster throw in Lucerne.
She will compete at the world championships in Doha in September as she sets her sights set on Olympic redemption at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
Barber is a two-time Commonwealth Games medallist, but finished 28th at the Olympics in Rio.
Barber has now closed the gap on the Australian record of 68.92m, set by Kathryn Mitchell in Melbourne last year.