Eleanor Patterson is a member of the Australian athletics team and an NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder. 

In 2022, Eleanor was crowned world champion in high jump when she won the gold medal at the Oregon World Championships. A few weeks later she won the silver medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Making her international debut at the 2013 World Youth Championships, the high jumper won gold at the event and went on to break the Oceanian junior record in the same year. 

In 2014, Patterson won her first national title at the Australian Athletics Championships and went on to win gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, becoming the third-youngest Australian Commonwealth Games champion ever.  

In 2016, the NSWIS athlete competed at the Rio Olympics, after which she took a year off. Eleanor returned to the sport and has since gone on to break a 31-year-old Australian record, jumping 1.99m at the Capital Classic Meet in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2020.

In July 2021, Eleanor secured her spot in the Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Games. She cleared 1.95m in her group to qualify for the final, where she jumped 1.96m to finish in fifth place.