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9 May 2019

Athletics New Zealand: Initial Team Announcement for the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

Athletics New Zealand: Initial Team Announcement for the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

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Athletics New Zealand: Initial Team Announcement for the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

Athletics New Zealand today announced the initial team for the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (7-15 November).

The team of 18 athletes includes 2016 Rio Paralympic medalists Holly Robinson, William Stedman and Anna Grimaldi.

This will be Holly Robinson’s fifth World Para Athletics Championships, after competing in the F46 Javelin at every event since 2011. Most recently Holly came away with the bronze medal at the championships in 2015 (Doha) and silver in 2017 (London). In April at the Australian Track & Field Championships Holly threw 45.73m, more than a metre further than the current world record in the women’s F46 Javelin.

Anna Grimaldi and William Stedman return to the World Para Athletics Championships for the third time, having also competed in 2015 and 2017.

Anna is looking to return to the international stage in good form after suffering from recurring injuries over the last two years. William will compete in the T36 long jump, T36 100m and the T36 400m, and Anna in the T45/46/47 100m and long jump.

Another World Para Athletics Championships veteran Jessica Gillan (nee Hamill) returns for her fifth championship since 2006. Jessica has medalled in the F34 shot put in three of the four World Para Athletics Championships she has competed in to date, but will no doubt be looking for a podium finish to add her collection of one bronze and two silver championship medals.  

Also featuring in the women’s shot put are Lisa Adams (F37 shot put) and Tayla Clement (F44 shot put), who are both currently ranked number one in their classification.

Supporting the team will be:

  • Scott Goodman, Team Leader
  • Jess Jones, Operations Manager
  • Raylene Bates, Team Coach
  • John Eden, Team Coach
  • Oliver Low, Team Physio

Further team updates will be given by 4 July 2019.

Athletics New Zealand expects that the Dubai team will be the largest ever to represent New Zealand at a World Para Athletics Championship event.

 

Lisa Adams

Waikato

F37 shot put

F37/38 discus throw

Danielle Aitchison

Waikato

T36 100m

T36 200m

Alyssa Baxter

Auckland

T37 100m

T37 200m

T37 long jump

Tayla Clement

Auckland

F43/44/62/64 shot put

F43/44/62/64 discus throw

Caitlin Dore

Otago

F37 shot put

F37/F38 discus throw

Amy Dunn

Waikato

F41 shot put

Anna Grimaldi

Otago

T45/46/47 100m

T45/46/47 long jump

Jessica Gillan (nee Hamill)

Otago

F34 shot put

Aodhan Hamilton

Waikato

F36 shot put

Mitch Joynt

Auckland

T44/62/64 100m

T44/64 200m

Libby Leikis

Wellington

T37 200m

Jack Lewer

Manawatu-Wanganui

F20 shot put

Jacob Phillips

Otago

T35 100m

T35 200m

Keegan Pitcher

Auckland

T38 100m

T38 400m

Holly Robinson

Otago

F45/46 javelin throw

William Stedman

Canterbury

T36 400m

T36 long jump

T36 100m

Anna Steven

Auckland

T44/62/64 100m

T44/64 200m

Ben Tuimaseve

Auckland

F37 shot put



 
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