On Friday, we were very lucky to have Simon van Velthooven visit to speak to us about his time at the Olympic Games. We were inspired! I wonder if any of us could make it?! We were interested to hear him speak about 'Comradery.' This links very well with our term's value - kotahitanga.
At the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Simon won the bronze medal in the men's 1 kilometre time trial. He also won a bronze medal in the Men's Keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics jointly with Teun Mulder after the race officials were unable to separate the two in a photo finish for third place.
Here are Emma and Iggy with Simon's Olympic Bronze medal!