Shot put star Tom is one of New Zealand's most successful field athletes, having won an Olympic bronze medal at Rio 2016, gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Tom also won gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championships and the indoor equivalent in both 2016 and 2018.
He first represented New Zealand at the World U-18 Championships in 2009, finishing sixth.
Since then, his career has blossomed and he triumphed at the 2016 World Indoor Championships with the biggest ever winning margin in the event, improving from his bronze medal two years earlier at the same event.
His personal best is a New Zealand record of 22.90m, set in earning third place at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.
Coached by Athletics NZ high performance throws coach Dale Stevenson, he competes for the South Canterbury Athletic Club.
Originally from Geraldine, he now lives and trains in Christchurch. He works part-time as a builder when he is not training and competing overseas.