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    New Zealand will have a triple jumper at an Olympics this year, for the first time since 1960 in Rome

    New Zealand will have a triple jumper at an Olympics this year, for the first time since 1960 in Rome


    18-year-old Ethan Olivier has been named for the upcoming Paris Games, among a 15-strong athletics team.

    The contingent is headed by recent world indoor championship gold medallists, high jumper Hamish Kerr and middle-distance runner Geordie Beamish, who will make his Games debut.

    Sprinter Zoe Hobbs will also debut.

    Eliza McCartney's confirmed for her return, while fellow pole vaulters Olivia McTaggart and Imogen Ayris are selected subject to performance conditions.

    Shot put trio Tom Walsh, Jacko Gill and Maddi Wesche, and 1500 metre runner Sam Tanner also feature - as do discus thrower Connor Bell and javelin hurler Tori Peeters.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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