Further Personal Information
||Education, Recreation Management - Monash University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up athletics in high school at age 13.
|Why this sport?
||He likes the fact that it's so self-driven. He loves that he alone has control over his performance.
|Club / Team
||Frankston Athletics Club: Frankston, VIC, AUS
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||He trains every day at the University of Georgia. He incorporates meditation, yoga and tree climbing into his training.
||Eastern spirituality (theage.com.au, 13 Aug 2011)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a bronze medal in the shot put at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi despite being the youngest competitor in the final. (saucony.com.au, 11 Aug 2011)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian rules footballer Michael Long, surfer Kelly Slater and cricketer Glenn McGrath. (saucony.com.au, 11 Aug 2011)
||He had hand and wrist problems as a teenager which prevented him from competing in shotput. (saucony.com.au, 11 Aug 2011)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"The best learning is through experience." (younguns09.wordpress.com, 07 Oct 2009)
||To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
(younguns09.wordpress.com, 07 Oct 2009)
His first coach was Paralympian John Eden and he now counts fellow athlete and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Scott Martin as his friend and mentor. (theaustralian.com.au, 30 May 2012; theage.com.au, 13 Aug 2011)