kiwi As they are popularly called, It will be represented by the largest group of athletes in their history in Olympic Games; 211 in total. Among them, 101 are women, which means that Greater female representation In the history of New Zealand in the Olympic fencing.
These athletes They will compete in 22 disciplines, Including two that made their Olympic debuts: Surfing and Karate.
Rob Waddell, This was mentioned by the Olympic Medalist and New Zealand Head of Mission The road to this Olympic event was challenging and unique.
“I would like to thank the 211 athletes for the courage and determination they demonstrated in reaching these postponed games. We are very proud of the team and the way they handled all the uncertainty.”
The youngest athlete in the Kiwi delegation is 17-year-old swimmer Erica Fairweather is in her freshman year of high school. On the other hand, he will be the biggest athlete Bruce Godin Who will participate in the equestrian jumping competition.
Of the 211 athletes, more than half will make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. in the meantime, Mrs. Valerie Adams will become New Zealand is the second to attend five Olympic Games.
Waddell arrived in Tokyo with his team last week, In order to prepare the Olympic village for his delegation.
“We are working hard to create a robust performance environment in our section of the villa, which will allow the athletes to perform at their best. We create our own high performance gym, kitchen and wellness area. We also have two shipping containers to unload things like sports equipment, hand sanitizer and cooling fans.”
Being prepared for the high temperatures and wet weather in Japan was a priority for New Zealand. The athletes trained in heat rooms and set up their training camps in hot weather.
Team Women’s football He will be the first to participate in the games, when The match against Australia on July 21 at Tokyo Stadium.
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