Birth Date:  29 Jun 1994
Place of Birth:  LONDON
Country of birth:  CAN
Age:  23
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  175
Weight (Kg):  63

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Pole Vault 1 Gold

Alysha NEWMAN - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Women's Pole Vault Final 4.75 13 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Alysha NEWMAN - Schedule

Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 19:25
Gold Medal Event Women's Pole Vault Final


GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Pole Vault 3 3.80

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Pole Vault 17 4.45

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's Pole Vault 7 4.65

Nickname: Newman, Newmy (Athlete, Oct 2017)

Watching movies, shopping, getting nails done, going to the beach, yoga (, Oct 2016)

Education: Human movement studies at University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Languages spoken: English, French

PERSONAL: Doug WOOD (CAN), Zdenek KRYKORKA (CZE) (Athlete, Oct 2017)

Sporting relatives

Cousin Dan played in National Hockey League (NHL) for Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers. (, Oct 2017)

Reason: Competed in gymnastics as a child but retired after a broken vertebra. Looking for a new sport, her English teacher persuaded her to join an athletics team. When the London Legion Track Club coaches learned of her gymnastics background, they encouraged her to try pole vault. (, Oct 2017)
Ambition: “Bring home a gold medal for my country at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Be top five at indoor worlds and consistently over 4.70m in 2018.? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: “Making my first Olympic team was a dream come true. Nothing describes the warmth from achieving one of my biggest life goals of stepping on the field at age 22." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: “The person I see myself becoming in 10 years. I look up to successful and amazing athletes but want to become a role model for youth." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: “Mom, dad, brothers and sister. They believe the sky is the limit. They pick me up when I'm at my lowest and consistently remind me to never give up on my dreams.? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: Eats pasta two days before competition and a special sandwich created by dad on day of competition. (, Aug 2014)
Additional information

Bronze medal at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where rain played havoc with the competition. (, 2 Aug 2014) "I remember the amount of towels, chalk and sticky spray the vaulters were applying on their poles. We tried so hard to keep everything dry but the rain just kept coming down. The biggest reflection was coming home with a bronze medal for my country." (Athlete, Oct 2017)

Broke Canadian indoor and outdoor records in 2017, with leaps of 4.71m and 4.75m respectively. (, 30 Aug 2017)

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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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