From Kaikohe to Bulgaria, and home again
Twenty years after showjumper Samantha McIntosh competed at an Olympics, for Bulgaria, she’s on the verge of riding for NZ at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Lightweight duo hunt endangered Olympic gold
Lightweight double scullers Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle have won gold at the world rowing champs in Austria, blitzing the field in the final and banishing last year’s nightmare.
World BMX champ paints her own bright future
Whether she’s up a ladder or on two wheels, Jessie Smith is a “hard-working, honest and humble Kiwi girl” - who’s also a world champion.
The road to nowhere for NZ’s top wrestler
Christchurch wrestler Anastasiya Korzh almost certainly won’t be flying the Kiwi flag at the world champs in Estonia next month. Explaining why not is both extremely simple and remarkably complicated.
Kiwi sprint stars can still eke out more speed
The young Kiwi sprinters who won relay bronze at the World University Games - setting a new NZ record - can still go much faster on the world stage.
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.
New Kiwi star makes a splash in first home swim
After her first-ever race in a New Zealand pool, Ali Galyer will wear the silver fern at next month’s world swimming championships.
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.