Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (18 September 2015)

18 September 2015

Think you’ve caught up on all the week’s sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the ‘top 10 sports stories you may have missed!’

This week's stories feature a teenage skier who is taking on the world's best, a bowler who has waited 15 years to clinch the New Zealand number one ranking and much more.

Five questions with Arthur Klap: CEO Winter Games NZ

Sport New Zealand Lifetime Achievement award winner Arthur Klap talks about the success of the Audi Quatro New Zealand Winter Games and his lifelong involvement in sport.

Kiwi baseball talent US bound

Young Auckland baseball player Cooper Hutchinson is looking to hit a home run with scouts in the United States after being selected to play in the Arizona Fall Classic.

New category set to boost kart racing

The launch of a new and affordable kart is set to boost kart racing numbers and make the sport more accesible across the country according to KartSport New Zealand.

Jones makes fast start at canoe slalom worlds

Kayaker Luuka Jones picked the perfect time to nail a qualifying run at the canoe slalom world championships in London.

Steve Heremaia: grandmaster of of ju-jitsu

Stuff.co.nz caught up with the only ju-jitsu tenth-degree black belt in the country to find out more about the ancient martial art.

Shaun Johnson wins awards on both sides of the Tasman

Despite being injured during the final rounds of the NRL regular season, Vodafone Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson was honoured with awards on both sides of the Tasman this week.

Bowls: Glassey achieves dream of national number one ranking

After 15 years of competing on the national circuit, Murray Glassey has achieved his dream of claiming the country's number one ranking.

Gold for Kiwi Para-shooter at the IPC Shooting World Cup

Three-time Paralympic medallist Michael Johnson has won a gold medal in the R4 (10m air rifle standing mixed SH2) at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney.

Skiing: Teenager turns gaze to steeper slopes

After clinching all the national titles on offer this year, Hawke's Bay alpine skier Piera Hudson is ready to take on the best the Northern Hemisphere has to offer.

Novice lifters raise the bar at South Island champs

With no competition experience and less than three months of training under their belt, Nelson College's novice weightlifters have come away from the South Island secondary schools championship some eye-catching results.

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