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HUM Nicholas
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthMelbourne, AUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Languages
English
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
John Boas
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Nick (Facebook profile, 04 Apr 2018)
Hobbies
Going to the gym, playing basketball. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Jumping the A qualifying standard with a slipped disc to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019; vis.org.au, 2014)
Injuries
He had an injured back ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (dandenong.starcommunity.com.au, 19 Aug 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He believes the number eight brings him good luck. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love what you do, do what you love." (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019)
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. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019)
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