January 31, 1972 |
Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom
|Club||Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||14th (2006)|
|Personal best(s)||Javelin throw|
|Updated on 6 August 2006.|
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. After retirement he went on to become a strategic analyst for pharmaceutical firm Novartis, later joining the pharmaceutical research team of Citigroup.
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||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
- 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
- Kubatko, Justin. "Nick Nieland Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
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