Story: Roller skating and skateboarding

Speed skater Nicole Begg, 2010

Speed skater Nicole Begg, 2010

In the early 2000s the most successful New Zealand skaters internationally were speed skaters. Nicole Begg won world championship events, as well as dominating the sport domestically. She became a professional speed skater in 2004. New Zealand professionals have to head overseas to become members of sponsored teams and earn prize money.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 20 December 2010, p. 25
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Kerryn Pollock, 'Roller skating and skateboarding - Roller skating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013