Talented trio keen to climb all way to the top

Chester Hill’s Simon Duff

NINJA Warrior Australia returned to our Channel Nine screens earlier this month, with mind-blowing new obstacles and the dark shadow of Mt Midoriyama looming over the hopes of the new line-up which includes Revesby’s Khaled Mahmoud, Campsie’s Darcy Elliston and Chester Hill’s Simon Duff.

Revesby’s Khaled Mahmoud

Among the more than 200 contestants and through the first round, they are seeking to be crowned champion and win $100,000.
Feeling he has the edge, Khaled has been training in calisthenics or body-weight exercising for the past five years.
“It gives me a strong foundation in regards to upper body strength and power, movement and body awareness,” he said.
“My ability to move through space definitely gives me an edge over my competitors and thanks to a fierce spirit, I am able to push myself that little bit more in order to make the impossible, possible.”
That could come in handy scaling the Warped Wall that has become even more challenging with the obstacle now 10cm higher.
“This year of Australian Ninja Warrior has been the toughest yet and taking part has been an amazing experience with a whole lot of ups, downs and upside downs,” Khaled said.
Putting him a step closer to opening his own Ninja gym, he said winning would be a dream come true.
“Winning would not only be one of my greatest achievements, it would also mean that against the odds, I can,” he said.
“I can push myself, I can make my family proud and with my strength, I can make it to the end. It would be my proudest moment.”

Campsie's Darcy Elliston