Maddie Named Region’s Best

December 02, 2015 at 3:27 PM

College student and world champion cyclist Madeleine Park has continued her record-setting ways by winning the Counties Manukau Sport supreme athlete of the year award! Madeleine has had a dream 2015, winning two medals at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships, being part of a world-record ride, and now the top honours at the prestigious Counties Manukau Sports Awards. The Year 12 student was part of the New Zealand team to win gold and set a new world’s best time in the women’s pursuit at the Junior World Track Championships, and followed it up with bronze in the individual pursuit.

Her record-breaking effort earned her the Performance of the Year at the College’s Sports Awards. Earlier in the year, she had also broken New Zealand cycling legend Sarah Ulmer’s junior individual pursuit record by two seconds. At the Counties Manukau Sport event, she was first awarded the Junior Sportswoman Award, then became the first-ever junior winner to also take home the supreme prize! Madeleine joins a list of Kiwi sporting icons to win the supreme award, including Jonah Lomu, Barbara Kendall, Scott Dixon, Cameron Brown and she succeeds 13-time consecutive winner Valerie Adams. Congratulations Maddie! 


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