Thursday, 21 July 2016

Weekly Activity Day 4 by Ashleigh

Eighteen-year-old Lizzie began springboard diving at the age of nine years and she will be celebrating her 19th birthday at the Games during the diving preliminary round stage.

Lizzie is a five-time national champion and record holder and it has always been her dream to compete at the Games. In heading to Rio, Lizzie signals a brilliant resurgence in the sport of diving for New Zealand with the last Olympic representation in the sport 24 years ago at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.

Securing her Olympic spot at the World Cup in Rio in February of 2016,  Lizzie is looking forward to the challenge in August and is thrilled to be able to finally fulfil her dream and make her family and New Zealand proud.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Ashleigh,

    Thanks for introducing us to a New Zealand Olympian who we may not have been familiar with prior to your post. I certainly haven't heard of Lizzie before despite the fact that she is a five-time national champion. Wow! That is pretty amazing!

    I really hope that Lizzie has a wonderful time at the Olympics this year. I'll certainly do my best to follow her on TV and watch her compete in the springboard diving event. Will you have the chance to watch her as well? I hope so!

    As an aside, when you post great information like this about someone, can you please be sure to add a link to the website where you found the information? It is really important that we give credit to the original authors of the info. Otherwise, we can be accused of stealing or plagiarizing and I know that you wouldn't want that :)

    Thanks, Ashleigh! Keep up the great work :)

    Cheers, Rachel