The 28-year-old Ryan competed in his third Olympics in cycling's team pursuit. The team matched their Beijing efforts with a bronze medal. Ryan has yet to decide if he will have a crack at Rio but will marry Eve Anderson at Lake Tekapo next month.
A tough year for Rooney after being selected for London Olympics and then dropped after a successful appeal from another competitor. She put the disppointment behind her to win World 'Down The Line' Championships in Wales.
Paddon starting the season on fire but a change of team, mechanical and driver mistakes costs him the title he was chasing. He would love to step up to the top tier World Rally Championships but with costs prohibitive he is likely to have to settle for SWRC again.
Archbold showed he has the abilty to foot it with the best all round track cyclists in the world in tough six discipline event. Seems likely to switch to the pursuit team in 2013.
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Kennett follows South Canterbury's proud tradition of producing world class cyclists. He impressed so much in Invercargill that he was given his first shot at an elite UCI event in the individual pursuit in Glasgow where he finished 4th.
After 58 years of waiting South Canterbury has produced a nataional hockey representative. The Craighead 18-year-old was a surprise selection but look to have a long future in international sport.
The 17-year-old won first professional title with partner Anett Kontaveit from Estonia in the women's ITF doubles in Mexico. Fanning has been a regular at the junior grand slams and is starting to get some real traction.
The Craighead goal shoot played against Australia. Her selection came after impressing a variety of national tournaments amongst some stiff competition. One to keep an eye on.
The Timaru Boys High School shooter represented New Zealand in the under-21 category and placed sixth in the world down the line championships in Wales.
The identical twins joined two Marlborough boys and made the final of the quadruple sculls.
They also took at the senior double for Timaru Boys' High School at the Maadi Cup. Looking towards Rio.
Van der Heyden went to Italy for the experience as she is still eligible next year. Her best event was the 500m where she finished 13th so can expect a big 2013 in Belgium.
- The Timaru Herald