China bound

Central Leader - - SPORT -

Four Auck­lan­ders are head­ing to China for the IAAF Ath­let­ics World Cham­pi­onships in Au­gust. Va­lerie Adams (shot put), Por­tia Bing (hep­tathlon), Michael Cochrane (hur­dles) and Jacko Gill (shot put) will be part of the New Zealand team head­ing to the Birds Nest in Bei­jing. Cochrane re­ceived his in­vi­ta­tion to com­pete by win­ning his events at the Ocea­nia Cham­pi­onships in Cairns. He was nom­i­nated on the ba­sis that he has the po­ten­tial of a top 16 plac­ing at the Rio Olympic Games. The fi­nal se­lec­tion an­nounce­ment will be made on Au­gust 11.

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