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Massey medallist visits campus


Simon van Velthooven

Olympic medallist and Massey University student Simon van Velthooven dropped into the Sport and Rugby Institute recently to show off his bronze medal.

The Manawatu cyclist, who won the medal in the men’s keirin in London, spoke of his memories of the race, and how Massey sports scientists helped him prepare for the games.

Mr van Velthooven, a Bachelor of Applied Science student, has now headed to Japan to continue racing on the professional keirin circuit there.

He says his next goal is to break the one minute mark in the standing kilometre time trial, before preparing for the next Olympic Games in Brazil.

Mr van Velthooven is a member of the Massey University Academy of Sport and a former Massey Blues recipient.

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