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HUM Nicholas
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthMelbourne, AUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Carpenter
Languages
English
Higher education
Trade - Carpenter
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010.
Why this sport?
He first competed at an inter-school competition. He was then invited to train with the sprinting squad at Glenhuntly Athletic Club in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, where he tried long jump.
Club / Team
Glenhuntly Athletic Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Max Binnington [club], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Nicknames
Nick (vis.org.au, 2014)
Hobbies
Going to the gym, playing basketball. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson. (vis.org.au, 2014)
Injuries
He had an injured back ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. (dandenong.starcommunity.com.au, 19 Aug 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He believes the No.8 brings him good luck. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't run away from obstacles. Run through them." (Facebook profile, 22 Feb 2016)
Other sports
He played basketball at the 2011 International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability [INAS] Global Games in Italy. He was joint top scorer for Australia and they finished in fourth place. (Basketball Victoria, 30 Mar 2011; knox-leader.whereilive.com.au, 09 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His father represented the Australian state of Victoria on the track. His grandmother worked in the athletes' village at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Other information
BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP
He gave up the chance to compete in athletics at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London by taking a basketball scholarship at the Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS] in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. "I've always wanted to get into the VIS. It's pretty unreal." (knox-leader.whereilive.com.au, 09 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Long Jump T20 6.89
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Long Jump F20 6.55
8 2013 Long Jump T20 6.19
10 2015 Long Jump T20 6.31
5 2017 Long Jump T20 6.78