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Top 10 Kiwi sporting moments revealed

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/01/2017
Brendon McCullum scoring Test cricket's fastest century in 54 balls during his final Test for the Black Caps in February against Australia in Christchurch is one of the top 10 moments. © AAP Image Brendon McCullum scoring Test cricket's fastest century in 54 balls during his final Test for the Black Caps in February against Australia in Christchurch is one of the top 10 moments.

New Zealand's highly successful Rio Olympians, the barnstorming All Blacks and Joseph Parker's heavy weight boxing title are all in the running to be crowned 2016's favourite Kiwi sporting moment.

With the winner to be announced on February 9 as part of the 54th Halberg Awards, the list of top 10 moments has now been released for the public to vote on.

Named after Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg, the awards are held to honour Kiwi sporting excellence.

TEN FAVOURITE MOMENTS:

* Brendon McCullum - scores Test cricket's fastest century in 54 balls during his final Test for the Black Caps in February against Australia in Christchurch

* Luuka Jones - wins New Zealand's first ever canoe slalom Olympic medal, earning silver at Rio 2016 in K-1 canoe slalom in August

* Mahe Drysdale - secures gold in the men's single scull with his final rowing stroke at the 2016 Rio Olympics

* Lisa Carrington - wins her second medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics by finishing first in the woman's K-1 500m as she become the first New Zealand female to win two medals at the same Olympics

* Eliza McCartney - wins bronze by jumping 4.8m in the 2016 Rio Olympics pole vault with her final attempt

* Nikki Hamblin - helps fellow competitor Abbey D'Agostino to her feet mid-race during a Rio Olympics woman's 5000m heat after the US athlete had tripped

* Liam Malone - wins two gold and a silver medal at his first Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

* All Blacks - set the new world record for the most consecutive test wins as they beat the Wallabies in Auckland in October to make it 18 on the trot

* Shane van Gisbergen - becomes the first New Zealander in 25 years to win the V8 Supercar Championship after racing in Sydney in December

* Joseph Parker - claims the WBO World Heavy Weight Championship belt by beating Mexican Andy Ruiz in Auckland in December

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