Swimmer and flagbearer Anthony Mosse flew through the water to win the men’s 200m butterfly at the Auckland 1990 Commonwealth Games! Moss became the first New Zealander
to ever retain a Commonwealth Games gold medal, following his success 4 years prior. At the
same Games Mosse also won a bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay. It would be his
last race, he retired post games at only 25 years old.
#45DaysToGo #EarnTheFern #TheCountdownIsOn #GC2018
Every New Zealand Team member has now been welcomed into the Olympic village in PyeongChang. On arrival they were presented with a precious taonga carved by Waewae Pounamu through our relationship with Ngāi Tahu.
The pounanu that was gifted to our team is called 'Aroha Roimata' and reflects upon the years of love and sacrifice that the athletes and team have put into getting to this point and those that have walked in their shoes before. It also provides a sense of wellness and protection and recognises prior links between New Zealand and Korea through the Korean war.
Britt Hawes remembers watching Janina Kuzma compete on the Olympic stage in 2014 and thinking, “I want to do that.” Four years later the 27-year-old ski coach is at the Games competing alongside the woman who inspired her to make a bid for Olympic qualification.
Jamie Prebble explains the rules of Ski Cross in 40 seconds!
“The rails are entertaining and the jumps are different so all of it’s really lovely”
The men's freeski slopestyle gets underway tomorrow with two kiwis competing - Jackson Wells and Finn Bilous
Jackson talks to SKY Sport NZ through his prep and the PyeongChang course with dad and coach Bruce Wells.
Can't wait to watch - should be a cracker!
2/3rds of our cycling team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! Can’t wait to see these guys do their thing on the track, road and cross country! #EarnTheFern
33 athletes have been named to the New Zealand cycling team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! It’s our biggest… https://t.co/E5u2FCQpEi