Sport runs through the veins of Nicholas Hum.

Following in the footsteps of his athlete father, Nicholas began competing in Para-athletics in 2008. He had been encouraged to attend a couple of training sessions by Olympian Max Binnington to test out his fast-twitch muscles, and with that kind of backing, it was a no-brainer for the young Victorian.

Three years later, Nicholas was given the honour of wearing the Australian green and gold for the first time at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. This was doubly special for Nicholas, who celebrated his 18th birthday on the second last day of competition.

Another two World Championships campaigns followed in 2013 and 2015, so by the time the Paralympic Games rolled around in September 2016, Nicholas was primed and ready to make his Paralympic debut. He did not disappoint, placing fifth in the men’s long …

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Date of birth
29 January 1993
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Wantirna, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2008
First competed for Australia
2011
Sport career highlights

Competing at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London, England

Greatest sporting moments

Jumping the A qualifiying standard with a slipped disc to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Usain Bolt

Favourite quote
Love what you do, do what you love

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Long jump Classification: T20

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