Participants

Nicholas SOUTHGATE

Nicholas SOUTHGATE
    Athletics
Birth Date:  09 Apr 1994
Place of Birth:  TAKAPUNA
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  24
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  185
Weight (Kg):  80

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Pole Vault NM

Nicholas SOUTHGATE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 19:25
Gold Medal Event Men's Pole Vault Final
Finished

Legend

NM: No mark

Biographical Information


Occupation: Student, Bachelor of construction (athletics.org.nz, 22 Feb 2018)
Coach

PERSONAL: Jeremy McCOLL (anzrankings.org.nz, 15 Mar 2018)


Injuries

In his ultimately unsuccessful bid to qualify for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, badly sliced his hand after a pole snapped during a competition in Melbourne. Re-split his hand 10 weeks before the 2015 World University Games when the same thing happened again. (athletics.org.nz, 22 Feb 2018)


Reason: Started pole vaulting 10 years ago on the suggestion of his then gymnastics coach, Jeremy McCOLL. Immediately taken with the unique “challenge? of the vault alongside the “athleticism? and “gymnastic? skills needed to excel. McCOLL is now his specialist pole vault coach. (athletics.org.nz, 22 Feb 2018)
Additional information

TRAINING PARTNER
In the same training group as (Rio 2016) Olympic bronze medal-winning pole vaulter Eliza McCARTNEY. (stuff.co.nz, 4 Feb 2018)


LEARNING CURVE
Finished fourth at the 2011 World Youth Championships on his international debut. The following year, competed at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona. "Those age-group champs were important because they gave me a taste of what it is like to be on the world stage." (athletics.org.nz, 22 Feb 2018).


POLE POSITION
Received the Yvette Williams Scholarship in 2017, which helped fund training and travel costs for an extended three-month trip to Europe. The money allowed him to purchase new poles. (athletics.org.nz, 22 Feb 2018).


AMBITION
Believes he can push for the podium at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "Two of the guys - Kurtis MARSCHALL (AUS) and Shawn BARBER (CAN) - are some way ahead of the field, but I think third place is up for grabs. There is the potential for me to be right up there." (athletics.org.nz, 22 Feb 2018)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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