Be First - Skye Nicolson
First is Hard, First is Training, First is Skye.
Name: Skye Nicolson Age: 25
Height: 166cms Division: Featherweight
Wins: 22 Wins by KO: 11 Losses: 0
Career Highlights: Currently 22-0 Skye is Australia's sweetheart and a force to be reckoned with! She competed in the featherweight division at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the gold medal.
This undefeated super-star is a women to be watched!
Skye Nicolson started her career in boxing at just 12 years of age and has spent her life competing in bouts and representing Australia around the world. Boxing runs in the Nicolson family, with her late brother Jamie being one of the greatest boxers in Australian history. Jamie competed at the 1992 Olympic Games and won a bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. In 1995, a year before Skye was born, Jamie and his younger brother Gavin were involved in a fatal car crash. Despite never meeting him, Jamie has played a major part in Skye’s life and has inspired her every day in her pursuit of Olympic Gold.
In 2016, Skye won bronze at the World Championships in the Welterweight division. After missing out on the Rio 2016 Olympics the same year, she moved down a weight class to the featherweight division. Skye competed at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where she won gold. The Queensland athlete defeated Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh in the final bout in a split decision, walking away with the victory on home soil. The Queensland athlete claimed her spot on the Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic Team at the 2020 Asia and Oceana Qualification event held in Amman, Jordan after defeating Mongolia’s Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag. After the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the champion boxer spent her time training younger athletes at her home club in QLD.
The 25-year-old is a true role model for younger athletes and through her many accomplishments and passion for the sport, is paving the way for female boxing in Australia. Skye will make her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, competing in the featherweight division.