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Biography

HOOKER Steve

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 16/07/1982
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.87/6'1''
Weight (kg / lbs) 82/181
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's Pole Vault
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's Pole Vault

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
24 Mar
20:18
MCG Men's Pole Vault
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - HOOKER Steve (1) 5.80 Completed

Place Of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Marital Status Single
Occupation Acquisitions Manager
Coach Mark Stewart
Club Box Hill Athletic Club
Recent Results Qualifying round in the Pole Vault - 5.45m (World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
28th in the Pole Vault (5.30m)
Injuries Serious injury restricted his 2002 and early 2003 seasons.
Other Personal Best:
100m - 10.79 (2005)
200m - 21.1 (2005)
Pole Vault - 5.87m (2005)

Steve jumped a towering 5.80m in the final of the Pole Vault, winning himself a gold medal and breaking the Games record.

Steven played Australian Rules to a high level before focusing on pole vault.

His father, Bill, represented Australia in the 400m, 400m Hurdles, 800m and 4x400m in 1974

His mother Erica Hooker nee Nixon was a 1972 Olympian and a Commonwealth Games long jump silver medallist she competed in 1974 and 1978.

Steven just missed out on a pole vault medal at the World Junior Championships in 2000, finishing fourth.

In 2005 he was named the City of Whitehorse Athlete of the Year after finishing 2005 with a personal best of 5.87 metres which broke a long-standing Victorian record.

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