Thirty Olympians have been acknowledged for reaching the pinnacle of their sport at a New Zealand Olympic Committee presentation.
The athletes, from across the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, have been presented with their official NZOC pin, which is numbered with the athlete’s unique Olympian number.
Olympian #692 and Olympians Commission Chair Chantal Brunner presented the pins to the athletes and congratulated them on the achievement.
“We know our Olympic athletes help create and define New Zealand’s culture and identity,” said Brunner.
“Young Kiwis look up to our Olympians and in turn, our Olympians inspire them and create a pathway to their own success – be it in sport, leadership, business, the arts. We thank each of you for your contribution, and for the ongoing role you’ll play in New Zealand’s society.”
Winter Olympian Chloe McMillan was one of those who received a pin and says it’s a special occasion.
“It’s really nice to be here and to share this moment with my family who’ve really helped me on my journey,” said McMillan.
“It’s a great recognition for all the hard work that goes into becoming an Olympian and I’ll wear this pin proudly.”
The pin numbers presented range between 1388 and 1527.