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  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    Tayler Reid has the belief for Gold Coast

    Two triathlon veterans will join three debutants at the Commonwealth Games next year, including 21-year-old Tayler Reid.


    New Zealand triathlete Tayler Reid was lost for words after being named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to compete on the Gold Coast next April.

    The 21-year-old has just completed his best year in the World Triathlon Series, where he claimed a third place finish at the Karlovy World Cup event in the Czech Republic in September.

    "That result was a huge confidence boost because it just gave me the belief that I can foot it with the big boys," he said.

    Reid will be attending his first Commonwealth Games, joining fellow newcomers Nicole van der Kaay and Rebecca Spence alongside the seasoned campaigners Andrea Hewitt and Ryan Sissons.

    The five were announced at the Avantidrome in Cambridge on Thursday.

    Reid said Sissons and Hewitt were instrumental in his development.

    "It's awesome because they can explain to you what's going to happen and what to prepare for."

    It's been 11 years since New Zealand medalled at the Commonwealth Games when Bevan Docherty and Samantha Warriner won silver in Melbourne, but Reid's not placing extra stress on himself to succeed.

    "I will be working hard over summer to put myself in the best shape possible so I can perform well for the team."

    Reid believed the shorter course in Queensland will also help him compete with Great Britain legends Alistair and Johnny Brownlee, who won gold and silver at the Rio Olympics, and admitted the Gold Coast is another stepping stone to his bigger goal of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

    All five selected athletes will contest the individual events and two men and two women will contest the mixed team relay.

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