One New Zealand athlete has so far qualified for the Rio Olympics triathlon event.

WOMEN:

ANDREA HEWITT

BIRTHDATE:

4 April, 1982

HOMETOWN:

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Christchurch

PREVIOUS OLYMPICS:

6th London 2012, 8th Beijing 2008

FACT:

Hewitt, the first person selected for the Rio team, was a champion surf-lifesaver before taking up triathlon in 2005.

Andrea Hewitt in action during the last Commonwealth Games. Photo / Greg Bowker
Andrea Hewitt in action during the last Commonwealth Games. Photo / Greg Bowker