Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (28 August)

28 August 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 two brothers with a burning Olympic ambition, the shattering of a 55-year-old track record and much more.

World ranking jump for lacrosse squad

The New Zealand Women's under-19 lacrosse team has jumped six places in their world ranking following the U19 Women's World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pete Montgomery's 55-year 200 metre record finally broken

Peter Montgomery has delivered on his promise to return to King's High School and congratulate Rory O'Neill for breaking his long-standing 200m school record.

Nyika brothers head to Oceania boxing championships with Rio in mind

The transition to the heavyweight division has been fairly straight forward to date for David Nyika, but not things are about to ramp up.

Steven Adams reveals admiration for Tall Blacks captain

While running a junior basketball camp in Nelson, NBA star Steven Adams has revealed his admiration for Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona.

Hawke's Bay triathlete looking good for World Champs

Promising Hawke's Bay triathlete Eva Goodisson is in good form in the countdown to next month's world championship in Chicago.

Kayakers looking to Olympics as next step

After a strong performance at the World Championships in Milan, the New Zealand women's K4 crew has qualified for the Rio Olympics.

Rangi Ruru cycling team regains Litolff Cup

Rangi Ruru Girls' School has re-established their position at the head of Canterbury secondary school girls cycling, winning the Litolff Cup on the course in Tai Tapu last week.

First taste of international basketball for young Manawatu trio

The future of basketball looks bright in Manawatu with three young stars on the rise reports the Manawatu Standard.

Sevens coaching legend Gordon Tietjens recalls special days in Bay

Sir Gordon Tietjens is known around the world as the long standing coach of the All Blacks Sevens team but his earlier claim to fame came with Bay of Plenty in the 15-a-side game.

New wheels and a new lease on life for Palmerston North girl

Despite having limited movement because of cerebral palsy, Deanna Rogers has been hitting the roads with a brand new custom tricycle, due to some help from the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

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