22 Jul 2021

Two young NZ swimmers aiming for podium positions

From First Up, 5:45 am on 22 July 2021

New Zealand's Olympians are starting to settle into the athletes village in Tokyo under strict Covid-19 rules. Among them are two of the youngsters in the squad, 17-year-old Erika Fairweather and 20-year-old Eve Thomas - both of them swimmers. Eve's mum was herself an Olympic medalist for Great Britain, and Erika is one of the youngest ever New Zealand Olympians, getting the callup when she was just 16! They spoke to our producer Matthew Theunissen, who was left feeling his age a bit when he checked whether they were even born when Danyon Loader won his two gold medals at the 1996 Games.