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Nick spears javelin gold

9 May 2006

Javelin thrower Nick Nieland (MSc 1994, PhD 1999) won England's fifth athletics gold of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Javelin thrower Nick Nieland (MSc 1994, PhD 1999) won England's fifth athletics gold of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He led from the opening round with a throw of 80.10 metres, threw 80.06 metres in the final round, and was the only competitor to throw over 80 metres. Nick has represented Britain in the last three Olympics and several times at European and world championships, and previously won bronze at the Manchester Olympics.

Nick was a member of the Advanced Sports Squad while studying at Bristol.