Nicola McDermott

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  • Birth Place

    North Gosford

  • Birth State

    NSW

  • Year of Birth

    1996

  • Height

    186cm

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

No

Education Details:

B Science (Biochemistry) (Sydney University, Australia)

Club details:

Sydney University Athletics Club

Why did you begin your sport?

I was 9 years old, Tall and loved running. High jump was a sport that challenged me physically and mentally, and I enjoyed all the training and the feeling of jumping.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

Chat to my sports chaplains before my competition, listen to some music, Pre comp Prayer and go out and enjoy it

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Qualifying for the World Championships while completing my studies.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

No idols in sport, but I love Blanka Vlasic as a great role model for our sport, and also because I'm half Croatian.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

The Support I received from my school, Greenpoint Christian College. The teachers were passionate about my gift and made for the best environment for me to succeed.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I play piano, lead youth groups at my church

What is your sporting ambition?

I want Australia to get to the next level for high jumping and that is for a female to jump over 2 metres.