Alysha Newman is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medalist in the women’s pole vault. She represented Canada at the 2016 Olympics and placed fifth at the 2019 World Championships.
The Canadian record holder is targeting a podium performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Alysha was born and raised in London, Ontario. Alysha was a competitive gymnastic but a back injury forced her out of that sport and into track & field. Alysha is a graduate form the University of Miami and now lives and trains in Toronto.
Good nutrition and attention to overall health and wellness are key to helping Alysha perform at her best while remaining a well balanced person.
Outside of sport, Alysha enjoys music and fashion and sharing her passion for life on social media. She finds time to visit with school children and talk about living a balanced lifestyle and learning through failure and adversity.