Nick Nieland

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Nick Nieland
Personal information
Born 31 January 1972
Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Sport
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Club Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
Turned pro 1995
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 14th (2006)
Personal best(s) Javelin throw
Updated on 6 August 2006.

Dr Nicholas ("Nick") Nieland (born 31 January 1972 in Truro, Cornwall) is a British javelin thrower.

He was the British number three for many years. When his long-time domestic rival Steven Backley retired, Nieland rose to prominence to achieve a gold medal for England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games becoming number one in the UK.

His personal best is 85.09m set in 2000 and his best throw in 2006 is 84.70m. He won 4 national titles from 1996 to 2007, setting personal bests in the Olympic Trials in 1996 and 2000.

Nieland is a graduate of Bristol University with a BSc Chemistry 1994, and PhD Chemistry 1999.

Nick made his achievements in athletics from 2000 to 2007 while working as an equity analyst for a top investment bank in the City of London.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, USA 25th 75.74 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 26th 74.52 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 28th 72.12 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 13th 82.12 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 21st 78.02 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 25th 71.92 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 28th 72.79 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th 76.71 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 76.92 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1995 - 76.30
  • 1996 - 83.06
  • 1997 - 78.76
  • 1998 - 78.68
  • 1999 - 83.68
  • 2000 - 85.09
  • 2001 - 82.93
  • 2002 - 80.05
  • 2003 - 82.97
  • 2004 - 79.06
  • 2005 - 79.56
  • 2006 - 84.70
  • 2007 - 79.04

References[edit]

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