Slalom siblings lead largest ever Cook Islands Olympics team

The Cook Islands will send their largest ever team to the Rio Olympics with a total of nine athletes. 

Doctors Ella and Bryden Nicholas will represent the Cook Islands in canoe slalom, with the former also the flagbearer. Source: 1 NEWS

Siblings Bryden and Ella Nicholas are among the team, competing in K-1 canoe slalom. Ella also competed at London in 2012 and has been given the honour of flagbearer this year. 

The squad of nine athletes travelling to Rio across five sports - sailing, swimming, weightlifting, canoe slalom and track and field - beats the eight who attended the London Games four years ago.