BREAKING NEWS
Armed men take hostages in a church in northern France ... More soon
Close

Three more join New Zealand athletics team

Last updated 13:11 28/05/2013

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Southlanders in the top 16 as young Auckland player Louis Chand wins NZ Snooker Championships Mark Hunt smashes UFC and Brock Lesnar as doping controversy rages on Lisa Carrington's Hungarian rival will have busy Rio Olympics schedule Joseph Parker plans two more fights before facing Anthony Joshua next year Joseph Parker to fight giant Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko in October Rio Olympics top five: Must-see events All you need to know about Joseph Parker's next opponent New Zealand's Golden Olympic moments: Sarah Ulmer in Athens 2004 Plays of the Week: TJ Perenara running over people, amazing goals and Justin Timberlake Daring divers jump 27 metres off medieval tower in La Rochelle, France

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.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content