Article Title:First Kiwi medals won at Gay games
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:5th November 2002 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1771
Text:New Zealand has won its first medals at the Sydney Gay games, with successes in in powerlifting and triathlon. Jenny Rose placed first in the women's 35-39yrs triathlon and a creditable 7th overall with a time of 2.09.52. Rose was the fastest finisher in her age category in all of the swimming, cycling and running sections. Finishing 3rd for a bronze in the women's 55-59 triathlon was Carol Lightfoot who placed 222nd overall in a huge field with a time of 3.28.32. Meanwhile, early indications are that Jordan Skye has won a bronze medal in women's powerlifting, though details are not yet available. The other New Zealand woman competing in the triathlon was Catherine Ballantyne in the women's 31-34 yrs who came 7th in her category and 180th overall. In the men's triathlon the strongest showing was from Adrian Butcher, in 13th place overall and 6th in his 35-39 year category. Other men's results, with overall placings in brackets, were Matt Soeberg 10th 25-29yrs (211); Christopher Munro 12th 30-34yrs (62); Clayton Elliott 35th 35-39yrs (87); and in the 40-44 age category Graeme Bennet was 7th (41), David Hindley 13th (80) and Hamish Allardice 18th (101).    
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