NZ’s lat­est golden cou­ple

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THE Black Sticks’ his­toric gold medal en­sures cap­tain Stacey Michelsen is one half of New Zealand’s lat­est golden cou­ple.

Michelsen’s part­ner is cy­clist Sam Web­ster, who won gold for both in­di­vid­ual sprint and team sprint.

Both have been cheer­ing each other on, on so­cial me­dia, while pur­su­ing their own Com­mon­wealth Games as­pi­ra­tions.

Web­ster was not at yes­ter­day’s 4-1 gold medal vic­tory against arch-ri­vals Aus­tralia, but joined in the cel­e­bra­tions on­line via In­sta­gram: ‘‘Win­ners are grin­ners! An in­cred­i­ble game, so proud! Wish I was there to share to mo­ment with you.’’

Ear­lier Michelsen had gone on­line to help cel­e­brate Web­ster’s medals: ‘‘Con­grat­u­la­tions to my favourite bike rider. Wish I could have been there to watch. Throw­back to be­ing in a vil­lage to­gether at an­other time.’’

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