In Memory of a Mother

Auckland weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev won a silver medal in the under-15kg class at the 21 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Russian-born Chalaev lifted 15kg in the snatch and 184kg in the clean and jerk. The result was a fitting reward for Chalaev whose mother Larissa Reid passed away last year leaving him with no family in New Zealand. “I was happy that I had come away with a medal and I was thanking my mum for giving me a bit of a lift, you know,” Chalaev said when asked about what he was thinking on the dais. Aucklander Richard Patterson also won a silver medal, in the 85kg class, lifting a New Zealand record of 15kg. Other medal winners won include a bronze for champion middle-distance runner Nick Willis in the 15m; a silver in the men’s javelin for Stuart Farquhar; two silver medals for runner Nikki Hamblin in the women’s 15m and 8m; and a silver for Denmark-born cyclist Linda Villumsen in the women’s road time trial.


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NBL’s Hawks Sign Teen Rising Star Max Darling

NBL’s Hawks Sign Teen Rising Star Max Darling

Australian professional basketball team The Hawks has added one of New Zealand’s top young players for the 2020-21 NBL season, signing forward Max Darling to a three-year deal, Olgun Uluc reports…