All you need to know about the NZ triathlon team

Andrea Hewitt.
Andrea Hewitt.

A rundown of the four triathletes competing for New Zealand at the Rio Olympics.

Tony Dodds

Birthdate: June 16th, 1987
Hometown: Wanaka
Discipline: Men's triathlon
Previous Olympics: None
Fact: Dodds is a passionate supporter of southern sport, in particular rugby's Highlanders - the 2015 Super Rugby Champions.

Ryan Sissons

Birthdate: June 24th, 1988
Hometown: Auckland
Discipline: Men's triathlon
Previous Olympics: 33rd at the London Olympics.
Fact: Sissons was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe before his family moved to New Zealand.

Andrea Hewitt

Birthdate: April 4th, 1982
Hometown: Christchurch
Discipline: Women's triathlon
Previous Olympics: 8th place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 6th place at the 2012 London Olympics.
Fact: When not racing or training she loves to indulge in travel, jewelry making and body surfing.

Nicky Samuels

Birthdate: February 28th, 1983
Hometown: Wanaka
Discipline: Women's triathlon
Previous Olympics: 35th at the London Olympics.
Fact: Samuels has two World Championship titles to her name, the 2012 ITU Aquathlon and the 2013 Xterra World Championship.

- NZ Herald

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