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June 2019,

Weekly Wrap 25 June

Four Golds for Rowing at World Cup


New Zealand takes gold in the women’s single scull, double scull, lightweight double scull and pair at day three of World Rowing Cup II in Poznan, Poland.

It was an impressive day for New Zealand with nine crews racing in A Finals and three contesting B Finals, with both the women’s and men’s eight narrowly missing out on medals in fourth place.

Women’s Single Scull – A and B Final – Gold
Emma Twigg

Women’s Double Scull (W2x) – A Final – Gold
Olivia Loe and Brooke Donoghue

Women’s Pair (W2-) – A Final – Gold
Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler

Lightweight Women’s Double Scull (LW2x) – A Final – Gold
Jackie Kiddle and Zoe McBride

Women’s Eight (W8+) – A Final
Ruby Tew, Emma Dyke, Lucy Spoors, Kelsey Bevan, Beth Ross, Kirstyn Goodger, Ella Greenslade, Jackie Gowler and coxswain Caleb Shepherd took fourth place

Women’s Four (W4-) – B Final
Eve Macfarlane, Phoebe Spoors, Hannah Osborne and Davina Waddy

Men’s Pair (M2-) – A Final – Silver
Michael Brake and Tom Murray (NZL1)

Men’s Quad (MX4) – A Final – Bronze
Jordan Parry, Isaac Grainger, Cameron Crampton and Nathan Flannary

Men’s Eight (M8+) – A Final
James Lassche, Phillip Wilson, Brook Robertson, Hamish Bond, Shaun Kirkham, Mahe Drysdale, Matthew Macdonald, Stephen Jones and coxswain Sam Bosworth

Lightweight Men’s Double Scull (LM2x) – A Final
Harrison Somerville and Matthew Dunham

Men’s Single Scull (M1x) – B Final
Robbie Manson

NZ Para Swim Team named for World Champs


Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of the New Zealand Para Swimming Team to compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships (London, England) from 9 – 15 September.​

For a full list of all members of the New Zealand Para Swimming Team including name, classification, impairment, coach, club, probably events and place of residence click here.

Luuka Jones wins Silver at World Cup in Canoe Slalom

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New Zealand kayaker Luuka Jones has created yet more history with her first-ever podium finish at an ICF canoe slalom World Cup in Slovakia.

The 30-year-old Tauranga paddler finished second in the women’s K1 final on the tricky Bratislava course, emulating her silver medal at the 2016 Olympics with a faultless display.

NZ U20 Rugby Team finish 7th at World Cup

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The New Zealand Baby Blacks, pictured performing a haka, at the Under-20 Rugby World Cup in Argentina. They finished seventh which constitutes New Zealand’s worst finish at a world championships, its previous lowest position was fifth in 2016

Tim Price Currently in Third Place at Equestrian CCI4 in Belgium

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Tim Price and Wesko riding to third place at the end of the dressage and showjumping in the Event Rider Masters CCI4*-S at the Concour Complet d’Arville in Belgium Sunday morning.