1994 saw the birth of Newman in London, Ontario. Since then, she has participated in several Olympics and Commonwealth Games, where she has won gold in the pole vaulting event of her choice. This is a glimpse into her ascent to the pinnacle of her sport and beyond.
Before having to give up gymnastics due to a back ailment as a child, Newman was an excellent gymnast. She was interested in diving and ice hockey, but she decided to focus on pole vaulting.
Newman's talent was apparent right away, as she was awarded a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University.
Newman relocated to the University of Miami when her coach did. With a leap of 4.60 meters, she broke both the Canadian women's and Atlantic Coast Conference records for pole vaulting when she was there.
Newman was chosen for the Canadian team in advance of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, due to her achievements in the collegiate ranks.
In her first big games, Newman made an impression by capturing a bronze medal in another 4.60-meter jump.
Because of her great performance, Newman was chosen to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Newman didn't make it to the final because she couldn't equal her prior jumps, despite her prior success.
In 2018, Newman was selected for yet another Canadian squad, this time for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Newman had an amazing performance, winning a gold medal by jumping 4.75 meters.
Prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which were postponed to 2021 because to the COVID-19 epidemic), Newman was involved in a tumble that resulted in a concussion.
"My failures, my concussions, my injuries; that's what teaches me lessons," Newman stated in the same interview. I believe that people undervalue the fact that they help me maintain my motivation. I genuinely believe that's the only reason I continue to do sports.