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MCGarry sec­ond in Utah

Queen­stown moun­tain biker Kelly McGarry has won sec­ond place in the world’s pre­miere big moun­tain bik­ing event, the Red Bull Ram­page, in Utah. The al­most 2m high McGarry ex­e­cuted a back flip from a take off 72m over a canyon gap to se­cure his spot. He also won the Peo­ple’s Choice Award.

Craw­ford ninth in Iron­man

Wanaka ath­lete Gina Craw­ford has fin­ished ninth in the Iron­man World Cham­pi­onships in Hawaii over the weekend, fin­ish­ing in a time of 9hr14min. The event was won by Aus­tralian Mi­randa Car­frae who fin­ished in a record time of 8hr52min. Craw­ford’s top 10 plac­ing came on the back of vic­to­ries in the Iron­man 70.3 Sun­shine Coast in Mooloolaba and the Iron­man 70.3 Yep­poon in Queens­land last month.

Top school boy golfers

At the Otago Ea­gles Stroke Play Cham­pi­onships and Otago Match Play held in Dunedin last week Queen­stown’s Sung­woo Han and Cromwell golfer Inia Lo­gan dom­i­nated play. In the stroke event Han won a sud­den death play­off and will rep­re­sent Otago at the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships. In the match play Lo­gan nar­rowly beat Han to be named Match Play Cham­pion.

Win­ning body builders

Queen­stown body builders Cassie Chow and Ir­shad Ali won na­tional ti­tles in Auck­land at the weekend. Com­pet­ing in the Na­tional Am­a­teur Body­builders As­so­ci­a­tion (NABBA) champs Chow won the open fig­ure short cat­e­gory and Ali won the novice ath­letic men’s di­vi­sion.

NZ Un­der-15 foot­ball

Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege foot­baller Olly Ceci was part of the New Zealand Un­der-15 foot­ball team which toured Malaysia re­cently. The team bat­tled tem­per­a­tures

Otago coun­try on top

The Otago coun­try Un­der-14 team, which in­cluded 12 Cen­tral Otago play­ers, won the re­cent Rugby South­land Un­der-14 De­vel­op­ment Tour­na­ment in South­land. The team beat South­land (23-10), South Can­ter­bury (41-12), South­land de­vel­op­ment (34-5) and South­land for a sec­ond time (25-8) to fin­ish the tour­na­ment un­de­feated.

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