Nicholas HOUGH

Nicholas HOUGH
Birth Date:  20 Oct 1993
Place of Birth:  WESTMEAD
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  24
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  191
Weight (Kg):  88

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles 3 Bronze

Nicholas HOUGH - Schedule

Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 11:30
Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 1
Tue, 10 Apr 19:45
Gold Medal Event Men's 110m Hurdles Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 110m Hurdles 4 13.57
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 100m Relay DSQ r1h2 -

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Men's 110m Hurdles 5r1h5 13.61
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 110m Hurdles 6r1h4 13.69

Nickname: Nick, Huff Daddy (Athlete, Feb 2018)

My software start-up company, play music (Athlete, Feb 2018)

Occupation: Athlete, entrepreneur (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Education: IT at Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: Anthony BENN (, 21 Feb 2018)

Reason: "I suppose I was just fast as a youngster at the school carnivals. I did a lot of other sports and I just did Little Athletics. And without much training I was quite good. By the time I got to 14 or 15, I decided I could potentially make it to Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games." (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Ambition: "I want to make an Olympic Games. Already made a Commonwealth Games and came fourth, so I would love to medal at this (Gold Coast 2018) Commonwealth Games." (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Memorable: "Either the fourth place at the last (Glasgow 2014) Commonwealth Games or my gold medal at the Youth Olympics in 2010. That was my first international competition." (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Hero: "Sally PEARSON (AUS) is hard to go past. She's the peak of hurdling in the women's side of things and hopefully one day I can get close to her in the men's side of things. On the business side, probably Elon MUSK. Seeing him put a rocket, the biggest rocket into space, was pretty good." (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Influence: "Met my coach when I was 12 years old in high school and he took me under his wing and he's been my coach ever since. I'm his only athlete. He's been amazing and got me to where I am today." (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Ritual: "I've got a specific playlist for my warm-up that takes me through different stages. Apart from that, I'm very flexible, I want to be able to adapt to whatever conditions I've got." (Athlete, Feb 2018)
Additional information

A nickname he's been given. "My Sydney uni mates like to call me the 'Huff Daddy'. I don't know (why), I think it stems from Puff Daddy. It has a nice ring to it." (Athlete, Feb 2018)

Launched an app in 2015 called 'GradeProof'. The app and website, now with more than 500,000 users around the world, provides artificially intelligent proofreading for students and businesses. It won first prize at the TEDx Sydney 'Shark Tank' competition and an honourable mention at the Amazon pitching competition. (, 19 Jun 2015;, 21 Feb 2018; Athlete, Feb 2018)

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

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