Elizabeth Gleadle made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and finished 12th in the javelin event.
Gleadle has competed at two world championships, finishing fifth at the World Youth Championships in 2005 and 12th at World Junior Championship in 2006. She is a four-time Canadian champion, winning back-to-back senior titles (2008, 2009) and one junior title (2006). She won the 2012 title to book her ticket to London. In 2009 she also added a Canada Games win. Gleadle set a Canadian record at the 2012 Harry Jerome Track Classic of 61.15m on her first attempt at the meet, breaking her previous record of 59.85m.
A four-time NAIA javelin champion, Gleadle moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to work with throws coach Larry Steinke and has been named the B.C. Juvenile Female Athlete of the Year, the 2006 B.C. Junior Female Athlete of the Year, the 2006 Sport B.C. High School Female Athlete of the Year and was Co-Recipient of the 2005 Myrtle Cook Award.