Nicole was competing in the 1500m at the 2013 Australian Championships when she was targeted by scouts, who encouraged her to transfer to shot put due to her height and arm span.

The South Sydney local began a new training regime under top Australian hammer throwers, Karyne Di Marco and Breanne Clement, placing sixth at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon, France and seventh in 2015 in Doha, Qatar. Nicole was then selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, and threw the shot 11.53m to finish seventh and set new Australian and Oceanian records.

Athletics isn’t the only sporting discipline Nicole is skilled in, having also represented Australia in skiing and basketball as part of the Special Olympic Team and at the INAS-FID Global Games. The opportunity to represent Australia at both these events in the same year is one of the highlights of her …

Read More
Date of birth
16 July 1992
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Port Hacking, NSW
Fitness coach and personal trainer
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Competing at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France

Greatest sporting moments

Competing at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France

Heroes/role models

Bethany Hamilton


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Shot put Classification: F20

Social Media