Congratulations Nicholas Masini on your silver medal at Oceania Championships in Suva Fiji!!
Three years after basically stumbling across pole vault, Nick represented Australia at international competition.
He had never seriously considered a career in pole vault, but a chance competition got him hooked on the event.
“One weekend, my team needed points to make it to the finals and we didn’t have anybody to compete in the pole vault,” Masini said.
“I just decided to learn it for that and then I really enjoyed it, so I kept on going.
“I didn’t expect anything out of it, I was hoping for the basics and to learn something new, but after a few sessions and one of the competitions, the coach said you’ve qualified for nationals.”
Masini is so strong in the event that he has dreams of pulling on the green and gold at the Olympic Games.
Recently Nick headed to the IAAF Oceania Melanesian Regional Athletics Championships to take on the best vaulters in the region winning Silver.