Going for Gold-Kiwi Spirit by Ken Wright

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That’s my boy, two years ago, Sam bought home a gold medal from the Junior World Inline Speed Skating Championships in Korea, two weeks later they told me I had cancer in the bowel, that was the month that was, every emotion you could think of, two years latter, the only think that matters was that the seven years of training six days a week and kiwi bloody mindedness to succeed on a world stage payed off.

The epitome of the Kiwi Spirit, to succeed in minority sports with no funding but the bank of M&D (Mum & Dad), a can do, have a go attitude, self determination and a desire to “knock the Bugger off!”, Kiwi’s can do anything.

Ken Wright
Official Photographer for New Zealand Inline Speed Skating 2004-6

Hi, Kia Ora from New Zealand, i have recently moved to Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. I have spent the last thirty years taking photos, I love capturing images, especially ones that only I saw, only I was silly enough to get up at that time to catch the sunrise, photography is a wonderful thing, capture an image and you preserve the moment forever, miss it, and its lost forever.

Hope that you enjoy these images.
© Ken Wright, lightwave Photography Limited.

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  • Jenni77
    Jenni77over 5 years ago

    Way to go kiwi’s!!!!! Thats so cool, congrats to your Sam!

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    wow, you must be one proud dad !

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 5 years ago

    They bring us such pride…awesome Son….and family!!

  • DesImages
    DesImagesover 5 years ago

    Great photo! and excellent entry in the NZ group challenge.

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Well done, Sam. A very moving & heartwarming story. I hope you are well recovered.

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...over 5 years ago

    Congratulations, you are featured on the New Zealand Made homepage. Happy new year :)

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