Coach: Gary Bourne
Silver Mens Long Jump World Indoor Championships Istanbul 2012
Silver Mens Long Jump Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
London 2012 - LJ & TJ
Rio 2016 - LJ.
World Championship Representation:
2011 Daegu - TJ
2012 Istanbul - LJ
2017 London - LJ
2014 Glasgow - LJ
2018 Gold Coast - LJ
Bachelor of Commerce majoring Economics & Financial Planning from Deakin University 2008-2011
Bachelor of Law from QUT 2013-
Growing up in Adelaide my athletic career stemmed from a general infatuation with school sports carnivals. At the age of 13 I was scouted by a Russian/Australian Jumps Coach, after representing my school at a district competition, who identified talent in me as a horizontal jumper. In 2007, at the age of 16, I followed that coach to Melbourne in an attempt to take my career to the next level. I completed my schooling as a boarder in Melbourne, and set about primarily focusing on my jumping. Over the following years I transitioned from a high jumper to a successful junior long and triple jumper, culminating in World Junior selection for the Triple Jump in 2008. Placing 5th in an Oceania Junior Record of 16.40m, I went on to break the record a further two times as a junior, leaving it where it currently stands at 16.63m.
In 2010 I made another move to, be trained by highly acclaimed Jumps coach Gary Bourne, in Brisbane. As I developed to the senior ranks of athletics, I found a knack for long jumping. In 2012 whilst primarily chasing Olympic selection for Triple jump, I dabbled in long jump and unexpectedly qualified for London with a jump of 8.27m. The following week I cemented my place in the Australian Olympic team for both long jump and triple jump by winning both events at the Olympic trials.
March 2012 represents the peak thus far of my career when I took part and claimed silver in the mens long jump at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. Jumping 8.23m I tied the winning jump, only losing on a count back, but as a consolation breaking the Oceania indoor LJ record (now held by Fabrice Lapierre).
The period from March 2012 until now has presented me with a series of challenges primarily based around injuries. I have had some success, in making 2 olympic finals for LJ, a commonwealth final, and placing 4th at the Continental Cup in 2014, however these results are not representative of what I believe I can achieve.
My primary goals going forward are: to remain injury free; return to triple jumping; win the GC Commonwealth games LJ & TJ; become a 3 time Olympian.