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    Two brothers could be the next big thing in New Zealand athletics

    Two brothers could be the next big thing in New Zealand athletics


    18-year-old Welré and 15-year-old Ethan Olivier are triple jumpers, who have opted to turn their back on representing South Africa, where they live, to compete for New Zealand.

    Welré had already hit the qualifying mark to represent New Zealand at the world junior championships in Kenya last year before it was postponed because of Covid-19.

    He's ranked fifth on World Athletics' under-20 triple jump list.

    Ethan's only 33cm short of the 15.60m qualifying mark and is ranked ninth on the world under-18 list.

    Athletics NZ's high performance leader Tim Driesen explains why they've chosen the black and white over green and gold.

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