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July 21, 2008 | by  | in News | [ssba]

Massey students going for gold in Beijing

21 Massey University students and two recent graduates will make up more than 10 per cent of the team set to represent New Zealand in next month’s Olympic Games.


Team members include representatives in shooting, rowing, hockey, soccer, swimming and the triathlon.

According to Massey’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Ian Warrington, nurturing such “elite athletes” has seen Massey become the leading sports campus in New Zealand. Among the 300 recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships included 69 Massey students.

With its Academy of Sport programme established in Palmerston North in 2006, Massey furthermore plans to upgrade and extend their facilities at both the Albany and Wellington campuses.


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  1. Naly D says:

    FYI, the athletes with Massey links are;
    Adrian Blincoe, James Dolphin (Athletics)
    Catherine Cheatley (Cycling)
    Gareth Brooks, Simon Child, David Kosoof, Jaimee Claxton, Kayla Sharland, Emily Naylor, Stacey Carr, Caryn Paewai, Sheree Horvath (Hockey)
    Erin Taylor (Kayaking)
    Nathan Cohen, Storm Uru, Hamish Bond, Eric Murray, Juliette Haigh (Rowing)
    Robert Eastham (Shooting)
    Moss Burmester, Corney Swanepoel, William Benson, Helen Norfolk (Swimming)


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