Ki­wis dis­ap­point

Nelson Mail - - SPORT -

New Zealand’s ma­jor elite hopes, An­drea He­witt and Ryan Sis­sons, failed to meet ex­pec­ta­tions at the World Triathlon grand fi­nal in Rot­ter­dam. He­witt was 11th in the women’s event to fin­ish fifth over­all in the World Se­ries rank­ings while Sis­sons was 23rd in the men’s race and 10th in the World Se­ries. The Rio Olympians came in with hopes of ce­ment­ing higher hon­ours to cap off ex­cel­lent re­sults in the World Se­ries. ‘‘The en­cour­ag­ing as­pect was the ef­forts of our younger ath­letes here, par­tic­u­larly Han­nah Knighton and Tayler Reid on the first day,‘‘ said Triathlon New Zealand high per­for­mance di­rec­tor, Mark El­liott. Knighton and Reid were fifth in the ju­nior women and 11th in the un­der-23 men re­spec­tively.

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