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Kiwi Nikita Howarth departs for Commonwealth Games training camp in Spain

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Earlier today, New Zealand para-swimmer Nikita Howarth departed for a Kiwi national team training camp in Spain ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


If Nikita Howarth or adaptive swimming teammate Sophie Pascoe medal, they would be the first New Zealand swimmers to get an para-swimming medal at the Games.

Only six swimming medal events are on offer for para-swimmers in Glasgow. They are in the men’s 100m freestyle S9, the men’s 200m freestyle S14, men’s 200m individual medley SM8, the women’s 100m freestyle S8, the women’s 100m breaststroke SB9 and the women’s 200m individual medley SM10. It is only the third time that Paralympic sports have been on the programme at the Games, with the first time being at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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