Canadian Olympian, Alysha Newman Continuously Supporting & Empowering Women
Meet Olympic Pole Vaulter, Alysha Newman!
Women.com was beyond excited to have the opportunity to speak with Canadian Olympian and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, @alyshanewman!
Being a female athlete, Alysha has experienced it all. Compared to male athletes, female athletes consistently face different obstacles created by society's expectations. Should she be starting a family soon? Should she continue prioritizing her career? Can she have both?
To empower women, Alysha went live with @womendotcom on June 1st and spoke about her experiences being a female athlete. She provided our viewers with a transparent view of behind the scenes.
Alysha provides Women.com with an exclusive take on the insecurities she had to overcome being a female athlete and how she became the Alysha we see before us today. Keep scrolling to watch the full live now!
"Raise the bar, wherever you go"
About Alysha Newman
Alysha’s Olympic career began with gymnastics. At just the age of 13, her gymnastics career fell short due to an injury. After taking a year off, she joined track and field where her journey with pole vaulting began.
Newman’s NCAA career began in 2013 when she joined Eastern Michigan University. Her athletic excellence resulted in her becoming the Mid-American Conference champion and competing in the NCAA tournament.
Before graduating with a major in exercise physiology and a minor in nutrition, she transferred to the University of Miami and began breaking records! She competed in the University of Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational and broke the school’s record, the Atlantic Coast Conference record and the Canadian national record in the women’s pole vault with a 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in). That June, she won the silver medal at the 2016 NCAA Division of the Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She finished her college career as a six-time NCAA Division | All-American. That July, Newman was officially named to Canada’s Olympic team and began competing in the Olympics.
Today, Alysha is a 2 x Olympic Pole Vaulter - Canadians Best, 5 x All-American & Record Holder, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, and model!
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