Olympic gold for Barclay

Southland teenager Aaron Barclay has won gold in the men’s individual triathlon and silver with Australasian team-mate Maddie Dillon in the team race at the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Barclay, 17, who began racing in 26 said of his gold medal win: “It’s pretty incredible. I don’t know what to say, but I’m very proud to get it for New Zealand.” Barclay and Dillon then flew to Germany to join the national triathlon squad as they prepare for next month’s ITU World Championships in Hungary. Cambridge rider Jake Lambert, 16, claimed silver in the team show jumping event.


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Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

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