Sick Paddling Earns Gold

Rotorua paddler Sam Sutton, 23, is still the fastest extreme kayaker in the world, defending his title with a new course record of 55.84 seconds at the Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship in Germany’s Ötztal Valley. All of the Top 15 athletes from eleven different countries knew that if Sutton could repeat such a smooth “Sickline” in his final run, he would be unbeatable, despite the fact that several athletes clocked sub one minute this year. “I’m extremely happy with my final run,” Sutton said. “It’s all about just trying to stay consistent and smooth through the whole thing.”


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NXT Star Dakota Kai Reinvents Herself Post-Injury

NXT Star Dakota Kai Reinvents Herself Post-Injury

Professional wrestler Auckland-born Dakota Kai, 31, is quickly becoming an indispensable piece of popular television programme, WWE NXT’s success, Jason Barrosso reports for Sports Illustrated magazine. Kai, real name Cheree Crowley, played…