Three more join New Zealand athletics team

Last updated 13:11 28/05/2013

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The New Zealand team for the world athletics championships in August has been extended to seven with the addition of three athletes today.

Decathlete Brent Newdick and 10,000m runners Jake Robertson and Kim Smith have been named by the Athletics New Zealand selectors to represent their country in Moscow. All have reached the ANZ B-performance standard.

Newdick is currently in Europe preparing for a decathlon in Kladno, Czech Republic. Robertson is training in Canada and Smith continues her preparations from her base in Providence, Rhode Island.

They join four previously announced team members - Valerie Adams (shot put), Mary Davies (marathon), Quentin Rew (50k walk) and Nick Willis (1500m).

Adams begins her Diamond League campaign this weekend at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.

Rew is training from his English base and Willis has cut short his early season racing following a minor injury. He is back at his Michigan home training and awaiting the birth of his first child.

An announcement of any further athletes to be added to the team will be made on July 2.

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