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Sports A-Gender: Bing takes it all in her new stride

Sky Sport News presenters Kate King and Goran Paladin deliver the latest news of Kiwi sporting women at home and around the globe. 


Hurdler Portia Bing has reinvented herself in a bid to make the Tokyo Olympics and take another step towards putting last year's disqualification at the world track and field championships in Doha behind her.

Bing won the 400m hurdles at the Sir Graeme Douglas Invitational meet in Auckland last weekend, heading off Aussie Sara Klein by almost a second, and told Sky Sport News she had spent the last three months "changing everything I knew about hurdling" - changing her technique to help her qualify for Tokyo. 

She's currently ranked 33rd in the world, and over the next four months needs to gather enough points to put herself in the world's top 32 for a place at the Olympics.

In other bids for Tokyo, Lydia Ko has got herself a new swing coach and the New Zealand's track cyclists have so far had mixed results pushing for Olympic qualification at this week's world championships in Berlin.

The White Ferns have a hard road ahead to make the semifinals of the T20 World Cup in Australia, after losing to India last night in a last-ball thriller. New Zealand will now likely have to beat both Bangladesh on Saturday, and then world No. 1 Australia - a team they haven't beaten in their last four T20 encounters - to snatch a spot in the final four. 

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