Triathlete Nicole van der Kaay won bronze as part of the New Zealand team in the mixed team relay event at Gold Coast 2018.

The Taupo local was attracted to triathlon for its variety and its capacity to absorb her energy.

From an intermediate school ‘try-athlon' day at to finishing 4th at the Karlovy 2017 World Cup in the Czech Republic in 2017, the young athlete loves the sport.

She debuted on the World Triathlon Series (WTS) in 2016 with an impressive 16th placing in Mooloolaba. In 2017 she also placed 16th at the Montreal WTS and 6th in the Tongyeong test event.

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Nicole's Games History