Twenty-year-old Campbell Stewart claimed his first elite rainbow jersey after victory in the omnium on the fourth day of the UCI Track World Championships in Poland.
The New Zealand rider produced a stunning display, lapping the field with Frenchman Benjamin Thomas late in the race which gave him a commanding lead. Stewart covered the field over the final 15 laps to claim the title in a brilliant performance, going on to win with a total of 137 points ahead of Thomas on 119 and Ethan Hayter (GBR) on 118 in the four-race omnium.
“It was a crazy race. Unreal and I am trying to get over it. I went out there not really knowing what would happen. I pushed hard and made the right moves and it came off,” said Stewart.
The win follows the bronze medals won by Tom Sexton in the men’s 15km scratch race and the women’s team pursuit.
In Colorado snowboard sensation Zoi Sadowski-Synnott continued her stunning form to claim a triple crown in snowboarding.
The 17-year-old earned slopestyle victory at the 37th Annual Burton U.S Open Snowboarding Championships. Sadowski-Synnott is also the current World Champion in women’s snowboard slopestyle and won X Games gold in Aspen in January.
“I can’t even explain how I’m feeling right now,” says Sadowski-Synnott. “It means so much, it was one of the first contests I watched when I started snowboarding and I’m just so happy to be here.
“It’s been an amazing season and I wanted to finish it on a high and I’m just so happy to do it here at the Open.”
In Brisbane the Football Ferns earned their first win of the inaugural Cup of Nations in brilliant fashion.
Defender CJ Bott notched one of the most spectacular goals ever scored by a Kiwi on the international stage in a 2-0 win over Argentina.
Bott came off the bench to pick up a loose ball fully 40 yards out and rifle home an unstoppable shot.
In the US Kiwi gymnast Courtney McGregor scored a phenomenal 9.975 for her routine.
The 20-year-old was competing in the Boise vs Washington and Utah State College meet.
Meanwhile at the Sir Peter Snell International Track Meet Sam Tanner ran a sub four-minute mile, clocking a time of 3:58.41, a New Zealand under 20 record.