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.