Triathlete Andrea Hewitt has an early chance to add to her Commonwealth Games pedigree on the opening morning of competition on the Gold Coast.
Hewitt took a bronze medal at Melbourne 2006 and finished fourth four years ago at Glasgow – her event was not contesteed at Delhi 2010.
In her last appearance on the Gold Coast, she won an ITU world series event, so she should feel right at home.
At the velodrome, two of our best gold-medal prospects should feature on opening night. Our men’s sprint team of Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins have three world titles to their name, and will be determined to make up for their disappointing sixth at the most recent world championships last month.
The men’s team pursuit also have the pedigree to medal against tough competition from England and Australia.
The full list of NZ athletes in action on Thursday, April 5, is:
11am (NZ time)
3:10pmSquash – men’s singles preliminary matches (Evan Williams)
3:47pmBoxing – men’s 69kg preliminary rounds (Leroy Hindley v Sierra Leone)
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