For Nicholas Hum, sport runs through his veins. His father represented Victoria on the track and his grandmother worked in the Athletes’ Village at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

Nicholas was approached by his now coach, Max Binnington, during a school sports event, and was encouraged to attend a couple of athletics training sessions to test out his fast twitch muscles. Nicholas’ passion for sport led him to take up the offer and in November of 2010 he competed in the Australian AWD Junior Championships in Canberra, breaking national records in the 100m and long jump.

Competing at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, was very special for Nicholas. Not only did he celebrate his 18th birthday, but also donned the green and gold for the first time. As the second youngest competitor in his classification, Nicholas set a new Australian and Oceanic record in …

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Date of birth
29 January 1993
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Wantirna, VIC
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Setting the Australian record in long jump at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand


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

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