Podium finishes for Triathletes in Antwerp
The 2019 Antwerp World Cup provided another dose of dramatic sprint-distance racing and some truly memorable performances on what was a steamy Sunday afternoon in Belgium.
The race came down to a pack of seven into the last lap of the run with Reid in the mix. Eventually Gabriel Sandor of Sweden and Reid edged clear of the pack with the Swede narrowly out front as they hit the blue carpet before Reid dug in, memories of being outrun last year still fresh in his mind. Last year’s silver medallist Reid timed his final attack perfectly this time around, flying to the tape two seconds ahead of Sandor, a delighted Diego Moya of Chile delivering bronze.
Yachting NZ select team for Olympic Test Event
New Zealand team to compete at the Olympic test event in Enoshima (Aug 17-22):
Nacra 17: Gemma Jones & Jason Saunders
Men’s 470: Paul Snow-Hansen & Dan Willcox
49erFX: Alex Maloney & Molly Meech
49er: Peter Burling & Blair Tuke
Laser: Sam Meech
Finn: Andy Maloney
New Zealand will send a team of 10 sailors to August’s Olympic test event in Enoshima, which will effectively act as a dry run for competitors, support staff and organisers 12 months out from the Tokyo Games.
Triathlon New Zealand Mixed Relay World Series Team for Edmonton Named
For the 2019 World Triathlon Series Mixed Relay Edmonton event on 21st July a New Zealand team of six athletes has been named.
The team is Nicole van der Kaay, Ainsley Thorpe, Sophie Corbidge,Tayler Reid, Hayden Wilde and Sam Ward.
Oceania Athletics Championships Results
On the final day of the Oceania Athletics Championship, Julia Ratcliffe (Waikato) threw 71.39m in the senior women’s hammer to meet the entry standard for the 2019 Doha IAAF World Championships. The Oceania Athletics Championships was Julia’s first competition since her gold medal winning performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Game. The throw was also a new PB for the Commonwealth Champion and bettered both the Oceania Area, Oceania Championship and NZ records. In third place in the event was Nicole Bradley (Auckland) with a throw of 64.69m.
Full event results available here:
Full results from Day 3 are available here: