Women’s eight to the fore in NZ rowing revival
Having first dipped their oars into Olympic waters three years ago, the Kiwi women’s eight want to make the podium at rowing’s blue riband event in Tokyo 2020. David Leggat looks at their chances.
The hairdresser who won’t pull her punches
Boxers Ariane Nicholson and Michelle Nuku are used to sideways glances when people find out what they do with their evenings. Their own sights are set on fighting at the next Commonwealth Games.
Kite foiling Kitchen books babysitters for Paris 2024
At 30, and a mother of two young girls, kite boarder Justina Kitchen believes she has the mental stamina, experience - and luck - to finally see her Olympic dream come true.
Disregarding dad’s wishes takes Crowe to the top
After a dream season with her beloved horse, Lush, Madison Crowe is looking to throw her hat in the ring for the NZ eventing team at the 2020 Olympics.
Champion rider puts health ordeal behind her
Despite a tumour that eroded her leg bone, Prudence Fowler never gave up cycling. Now the talented teenager has an incredible 24 national titles to her name.
Pascoe smashing boundaries in and out of the pool
Paralympic legend Sophie Pascoe has cut down her time in the pool and is swimming faster than ever leading into the Tokyo Paralympics.
Sisterhood spurs on the rowing Spoors
Rowing sisters Lucy and Phoebe Spoors may be in different boats at the upcoming World Cup regattas, but they have each other’s backs.
Juggling paddlers and a baby no mean feat for Polly
Olympic gold medallist Polly Powrie is using what she learned as a professional sailor to help our top paddlers - while juggling life as a new mum.