NZ teen rock climber qualifies for 2018 Youth Olympics, eyeing up Tokyo 2020

Wellington teenager Sarah Tetzlaff today became New Zealand's first athlete ever in an Olympic programme for sports climbing, qualifying for next year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

With climbing an official Olympic sport from Tokyo 2020, Tetzlaff’s inclusion in next year’s Youth Olympics is the country’s first stepping stone towards Olympic success on the wall.

Tetzlaff, 17, dominated at an Oceania tournament in Noumea, New Caledonia.

"I came first in combine, first in speed and first in bouldering," said Tetzlaff.

The Kiwi teen will be moving to Mount Maunganui to train full-time.

Sarah Tetzlaff, 17, will represent NZ at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires next year. Source: 1 NEWS



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'Parker will KO him' - Tyson Fury backing Kiwi heavyweight to take down Anthony Joshua in potential future bout

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker would have no trouble knocking out rival Anthony Joshua, according to former champion Tyson Fury.

Fury, 29, is eyeing a comeback to the ring, having not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, looking to reclaim his titles vacated in the absence from competition.

Parker’s camp announced today that they are in negotiations with setting up a fight with British boxing star Anthony Joshua. Source: 1 NEWS

However, with talk of the three heavyweight champions' (Parker, Joshua and Deontay Wilder) desire to unify the division, Fury made it clear which fighter he thinks has the best shot of becoming the world champion.

"If Anthony Joshua fights Joseph Parker I will bet anybody in the world £5000 cash the [that] Parker will ko him?," Fury tweeted.

Earlier this week, Parker hit out at Anthony Joshua's team, believing the British fighter's camp was lowballing him in talks of a unification bout.

Eddie Hearn says that they are eyeing the Kiwi heavyweight in the middle of next year. Source: Supplied


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