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From afar: Adams has right balance of focus and friendliness

Chef de mission Rob Waddell hit the nail on the head when he said Valerie Adams, chosen to carry the flag for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games, was ''arguably New Zealand's greatest sportsperson and a true inspiration, especially to young people. Not only is she an outstanding athlete, she's also an outstanding New Zealander''.

Volleyball: Short and tall, they reached new heights

Volleyball: Short and tall, they reached new heights

At 1.82m and 1.65m respectively, Maddy Dixon and Holly Paterson are an unlikely-looking pair of sporting talents.

Motorcycle trials: New bike takes Fox to eighth

A potent new relationship between man and machine led to Brighton rider Blake Fox claiming his second top-10 placing in the world trial championships recently.

Curling: More seasoned rivals fail to faze siblings

Curling: More seasoned rivals fail to faze siblings

In a game considered to be chess on ice, three young Bishops may be considered relative rookies.

From afar: Super rugby's luckiest player

The Blues franchise seems to be the place where players go when nobody else wants them, but the faith shown in these players doesn't seem to instil loyalty to the struggling team.

Powerlifting: Pair in medals at world event

Powerlifting: Pair in medals at world event

It was more than beginner's luck when Ashley Templeton won a silver and bronze medal at the world powerlifting championships in South Africa last month.

From afar: Fine to chase dreams but regret can be useful

''Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regret so love the ones who treat you right and forget the ones who don't. Remember everything happens for a reason. If it changes your life, let it. No-one said it would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it to live your life and chase your dreams.''

Sports ranking: NZ sport's movers and shakers

Sports ranking: NZ sport's movers and shakers

A lot can change in a year. But then, some things never change. Welcome to the fifth annual Otago Daily Times sports power rankings. Your guide, as always, is Hayden Meikle.

Moto trials: Blake hoping new bike will boost results

Moto trials: Blake hoping new bike will boost results

Brighton rider Blake Fox will be taking on the world's elite moto trials exponents again, and he has an upgraded bike at his disposal.

Rallying: Couple's victory fulfils supporter's dying wish

Rallying: Couple's victory fulfils supporter's dying wish

There was a poignancy behind Masterton husband-and-wife pairing Richard and Sara Mason creating history by winning Saturday's Rally of Wairarapa.

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