Further Personal Information
||Brisbane, QLD, AUS
||Business - Deakin University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up athletics at age 13.
|Why this sport?
||He played various sports as a child but decided to pursue athletics. He began as a high jumper but switched to triple jump and long jump because of the influence of coach Vasily Grishchenkov.
|Name of coach
||Gary Bourne [personal], AUS, from 2010
||Fraynetrain (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 01 Apr 2016)
||Supporting American football team the San Francisco 49ers. (Instagram profile, 19 Oct 2020)
|Most influential person in career
||Coaches Gary Bourne and Michael Woods. (Facebook page, 19 Apr 2018)
|Hero / Idol
||US boxer Muhammad Ali, British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, Brazilian motor racing driver Ayrton Senna. (Facebook page, 10 Apr 2016)
||He won the long jump at the 2014 Melbourne Track Classic in Australia in his first competition after 19 months out with a back injury. (sbs.com.au, 23 Mar 2014)
He suffered a broken foot at the 2012 Diamond League event in Eugene, OR, United States of America. He recovered in time to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but then had to undergo ankle surgery. (sbs.com.au, 23 Mar 2014)
He missed the national championships in Australia in 2009 and 2011 because of injury. (Facebook page, 10 Apr 2016)
||His uncle Bruce competed in athletics [400m and 4x400m] at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, while his father Geoff participated in long jump and triple jump at national level in Australia. (sports-reference.com, 01 Jan 2012; athletics.com.au, 12 Jun 2010)
||To reach the final of the long jump at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 10 Sep 2020; theadvocate.com.au, 25 Apr 2020)
He has experienced persistent hamstring and groin trouble during his career because he has one leg 21mm longer than the other. (smh.com.au, 03 Apr 2016)
Between 2013 and 2018 he studied for a bachelor's degree in law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2021)