Three swimming relay teams and two additional triathletes have been added to the New Zealand Olympic Team to London today after official quota confirmations were received by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.
The women's 4x100m freestyle relay, men's 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay teams have all made the cut for one of the four remaining spots when the qualifying period finished at the weekend.
The confirmation was made today by FINA, the sport's ruling body, with the New Zealand team now officially at 16 swimmers for London.
The quartet of Tash Hind, Penelope Marshall, Amaka Gessler and Hayley Palmer will swim the 4x100m freestyle relay, with their national record time of 3:41.10 at the March Olympic Trials proving to be the second fastest time of the non-qualified nations behind Italy.
The men's 4x100m medley relay combination of Gareth Kean, Glenn Snyders, Daniel Bell and Carl O'Donnell set a time of 3:35.09 at the Trials, second fastest of non-qualified nations behind Hungary.
The quartet of Matthew Stanley, Steven Kent, Dylan Dunlop-Barrett and Andrew McMillan set a national record of 7:14.05 in the 4x200m freestyle relay which is also second fastest to Hungary.
Further additions to the team could come at the weekend at the final qualifying for the 10km Open Water swim in Portugal. Jonathan Pullon and Kane Radford in the men and Queensland-based Cara Baker and Charlotte Webby in the women will compete with the first New Zealander home in each race to qualify, subject to finishing in the top nine.
Meanwhile the New Zealand triathlon team has officially been boosted to six with Nicky Samuels and Ryan Sissons having their places confirmed today by the ITU.
They will join Andrea Hewett, Kate McIlroy, Kris Gemmell and Bevan Docherty at the Games.
The New Zealand Olympic Team now stands at 99.
- HERALD ONLINE