Nick E. Hysong (born December 9, 1971 in Winslow, Arizona) is an American athlete competing in the men's pole vault. Best known for winning the Olympic gold medal in 2000 with a personal best jump of 5.90 metres, he also won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. Has excellent speed. He has run 10.27 for 100 meters.
|Born||December 9, 1971 (age 50)|
Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||5.90 m (2000)|
In his final year at Arizona State University in 1994, he won both the Pac-10 and the NCAA championships. He is now coaching pole vaulting team at Chaparral High School (Arizona) for the track and field team. Hysong is also running his own sports performance facility in phoenix Arizona(RISEN Performance – linked below). In 2010 under his private coaching Alex Bishop won the 5A1 Arizona State Championship with a vault of 5 meters, and Liz Portenova won the 5A2 State Championship with a vault of 3.70 meters. In 2012 Hysong's RISEN Performance had two exceptional male vaulters: Grant Sisserson pole vaulted 16' and had a 3rd-place finish at The State Championships, and Cole Walsh pole vaulted 16' 5" to win the Arizona Meet of Champion's (Walsh finished 2nd at the State Champs with a vault of 16' 3").
|Representing the United States|
|1990||World Junior Championships||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||6th||Pole vault||5.30 m|
|1995||World Indoor Championships||Barcelona, Spain||5th||Pole vault||5.70 m|
|1999||World Indoor Championships||Maebashi, Japan||8th||Pole vault||5.50 m|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||4th||Pole vault||5.70 m|
|IAAF Grand Prix Final||Munich, Germany||4th||Pole vault||5.70 m|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||1st||Pole vault||5.90 m|
|IAAF Grand Prix Final||Doha, Qatar||2nd||Pole vault||5.60 m|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Alberta||3rd||Pole vault||5.85 m|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||5th||Pole vault||5.50 m|
- Nick Hysong at USA Track and Field
- Nick Hysong at World Athletics
- Nick Hysong at the International Olympic Committee
- Nick Hysong at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Nick Hysong's Training Facility – RISEN Performance