Coach: Matt Horsnell
Occupation: Student – University of Sydney
A regular medallist at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, Nicola McDermott was selected to compete at the high jump at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene (USA). Competing in the qualifying round, she jumped 1.79m and did not progress to the final.
She won a bronze medal in the Australian under 20 and open championship in 2015, earning selection to compete at the World University Games where she placed fourth with a best mark of 1.80m. In 2015 and 2016, she was consistent at 1.88m, ahead of July 2017 when she cleared 1.90m in Brisbane. The height moved
her to equal 12th on the Australian all-time list. She was extended an invitation to compete via the IAAF Roll Down Process at the London World Championships, where she, unfortunately, no heighted. In late August she competed at the World University Games, placing seventh with a tremendous height of 1.88m
Domestically in 2017/18 she was at her best with clearances at 1.85m (twice), 1.86m, 1.88m and a key leap of 1.90m over all Commonwealth Games contenders in Canberra on January 27. At the national championships and Commonwealth Games trials, she placed third with a leap of just 1.80m but received a discretionary selection for the Commonwealth Games team.
Nicola hails from the Central Coast of New South Wales and became involved in athletics in primary school.
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