Newdick and McLaren added to Games team

Last updated 08:45 19/06/2014
Brent Newdick
Getty
BACK AGAIN: Kiwi decathlete Brent Newdick will compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Related Links

Mo Farah to compete at Commonwealth Games Countdown to Glasgow - Top 5 medal hopes Countdown to Glasgow - Reasons to be excited

Relevant offers

Athletics

Five medals in Glasgow a pass, says Goodman Farquhar fails to spark but looks to world event Nick Willis brassed off by bronze in Glasgow Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica to 4x100m gold Stuart Farquhar ends fifth in men's javelin final Kiwi athletes' trackside hug clears air after trip Photo-finish earns Nick Willis bronze in 1500m Frustration boils over for fuming Jake Robertson Sprinter Usain Bolt delights the Glasgow crowds Mixed results in field for New Zealand athletes

Decathletes Brent Newdick and Scott McLaren have been added to New Zealand's athletics team for next month's Commonwealth Games.

Both were required to prove their fitness and have done so over recent weeks, the New Zealand Olympic Committee said this morning. 

The athletics team is now 22.

The Glasgow Games will be McLaren's first major international event.

The 32-year-old, formerly of Dunedin and now based in Auckland, won his first decathlon title 11 years ago, but has been overshadowed by Olympian Newdick.

Newdick won the silver medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago and finished 12th at the London Olympics in 2012 with a personal best of 8114 points.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content