Zsuzsanna Olgyay-Szabo
Lv.4 Specialist Coach Pole Vault
IAAF Kids' Athletics Coach
Sydney Olympic Park / Bankstown
0420 438 577
All Skill Levels

I was introduced into athletics at the age of 11 in her country of origin, Hungary, competing in the combined events. 10 years later, when women's pole vault was becoming more popular, I decided to give it a try. Since that moment, my career as a pole vaulter became more and more successful. Competing at an international level for 10 years, I achieved a personal best of 4.51m and broke the European Indoor Pole Vault Record, won the bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships in Japan 1999, placed 4th in the IAAF World Championships in Seville  and participated in the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
I hold a Masters of Education Degree of  Physical Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Coaching specializing in track and field. I am a Level 4 accredited Athletics Australia Coach. I was the Event Coach of Athletics Australia and NSW Institute of Sports for the Pole Vault and Multi Events for over 5 years as well as the Target Talent Program Coach (currently) in NSW..
My experience as a coach began in 2004. I worked as part of the WA Institute of Sports along with Alex Parnov (coach of prestigious pole vaulters such as Steve Hooker or Tatiana Grigorieva) in 2009, and I also coached the pole vaulters of the Korean National Team in 2008. 

I moved to Australia in 2007 and since then my athletes won a gold and a silver medal in World University Games, gold medal in Oceania Championships, the Australian National Championship title twice by side of numerous medals in that stage,  Australian Junior National Championship titles 31 times,  NSW Open Championship titles 26 times, set NSW open and junior records in pole vault and heptathlon, as well as having represented Australia in international competitions such as Commonwealth Games, World University Games, World Junior Championships, World Youth Championships, Maccabiah Games, Oceania Championships.