Fighting Kiwi team take Sanyo Cup silver

Posted by SLSNZ Media on Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Aussies came out of the firing blocks for the second day of the 2016 Sanyo Cup to take the lead from a strong New Zealand team who made their mark at the two day competition in Miyazaki, Japan over the weekend.

The team of 10 started strong on Saturday, taking 18 medals and finishing in first place on the points tally. However, some strong performances from the Australian team yesterday saw the Kiwis finish in second overall with 782 points, just 16 points behind Australia with 798 points. South Africa finished in third with hosts Japan in fourth and Great Britain in fifth.

The event was the first time a number of the team members had worn the NZ cap and Team Manager Steve Vaughan says the experience has put this bunch of future superstars in a great place for the future.

Some of the standout performances came from Midway's Olivia Corrin who took gold in the women's board and Mount Maunganui's Jess Miller who took gold in the Ironwoman.

Papamoa's Danny Hart was strong in the board races and Waikanae's Casie Fyall was fast on the sand in the beach sprints and flags to claim a gold and two silver.

Mr Vaughan says the team competed with great pride and although they're disappointed to not nab first, they will come home knowing that the event has put them in a great place for the future.

"This is an awesome group of young athletes who have done New Zealand proud. They gave it their all to stay in front on Day Two but on this occasion, the Australians showed their skills. I'm incredibly proud of the attitude shown to try and peg the Aussies back," he says.

The next big event on the calendar is the Lifesaving World Championships (Rescue 2016) which will be held in The Netherlands in September. New Zealand is sending two teams of 12 athletes to compete; the Black Fins and Junior Black Fins.

To keep up to date with the journey, visit the High Performance Facebook page at www.facebook.com/slsnzhp and click here to view the 2016 Sanyo Cup photos.

Day Two results:

Women's Beach Sprint: Casie Fyall, 2nd
Men's Beach Sprint: Jake Hurley, 3rd
Women's Beach Relay: NZ, 4th
Men's Beach Relay: NZ, 6th
Women's Beach Flags: Casie Fyall, 4th
Men's Beach Flags: Jake Hurley, 4th
Women's Board race: Olivia Corrin, 1st and Jess Miller 5th
Men's Board race: Danny Hart, 2nd and Ben Cochrane, 6th
Women's Tube Rescue: NZ, 2nd
Men's Tube Rescue: NZ, 3rd
Women's Board Rescue: NZ, 4th
Men's Board Rescue: NZ, 1st
Women's Ski: Jess Miller, 3rd
Men's Ski: Ben Cochrane, 6th
Women's Surf Race: Carina Doyle, 3rd  and Jess Miller, 5th
Men's Surf Race: Matt Scott 2nd and Adam Simpson, 3rd
Ironwoman: Jess Miller, 1st
Ironman: Ben Cochrane, 5th
Women's Taplin: NZ, 2nd
Men's Taplin: NZ, 2nd

Day One results:
Women's Beach Sprint: Casie Fyall, 1st
Men's Beach Sprint: Jake Hurley, 3rd
Beach Relay: women 1st
Beach Relay: men 2nd
Beach Flags: Casie Fyall, 2nd
Beach Flags: Jake Hurley, 5th
Women's Surf Race: Carina Doyle, 1st and Jess Miller, 5th
Men's Surf Race: Matt Scott 1st and Adam Simpson, 6th
Women's Board Race: Olivia Corrin, 1st and Jess Miller, 5th
Men's Board Race: Danny Hart, 1st and Ben Cochrane, 3rd
Women's Tube: 1st
Men's Tube: 2nd
Women's Board Rescue: 4th
Men's Board Rescue: 1st
Women's Ski: Jess Miller, 5th
Men's Ski: Ben Cochrane, 3rd
Ironwoman: Jess Miller, 1st
Ironman: Ben Cochrane, 3rd
Women's Taplin: 2nd
Men's Taplin: 1st

2016 Sanyo Cup team:
Adam Simpson, Mt Maunganui
Ben Cochrane, Omanu
Carina Doyle, St Clair
Casie Fyall, Waikanae
Daniel Hart, Papamoa
Jake Hurley, Mairangi Bay
Jessica Miller, Mt Maunganui
Kelsi Boocock, Red Beach
Matthew Scott, Midway
Olivia Corrin, Midway

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For more information, please contact:

Lisa Smith, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823
Email lisa.smith@surflifesaving.org.nz

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