Nicholas Hum


Do what you love, love what you do

Personal Details

Home town:


Occupation / Area of Study / Work:

Business Owner of Peninsula Joinery Specialist

Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

My Wife

Date of birth:

29 January 1993

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:

Long Jump

Home Club:

Glenhuntly Athletics Club


John Boas




Intellectual Impairment

Olympic / Paralympic History:

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - BRONZE | 7.12m 

Rio 2016 Paralympics - 5th | 6.89m 

World Championships History:

2017, London World Para Championships, 5th | 6.78m 

2015, Doho World Para Championships, 10th | 6.31m  

2013, Lyon World Para Championships, 8th | 6.19m

2011, Christchurch World Para Championships, 5th | 6.55m AR 

Sporting Highlights:

Coming off the back of a lumbar stress fracture and some enormous life changes including becoming a father for the first and second time, getting married and starting a business, I was more than thrilled to medal at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The medal was my first time on the international podium representing 10 years of dedication to improvement since my debut at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

The moment I received the Bronze medal at Tokyo was the best feeling. This is everyone’s medal. I could not have done it without my support crew and coaches. In a way this is the most memorable moment but there have been so many other great moments.

So when someone asks “What is the most memorable sporting moment?” My answer is that there are so many little ones over the weeks and years. Each moment is just as important as the ones that go on the TV or in the record books.

So here is a big thank you to the staff at VIS and my loved ones for their support: past, present and ongoing.

Nicholas in the News

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