Sports talk

* TV3 has come up with the country’s top five New Zealand sportswomen:  

5: Yvette Williams, 4: Sarah Ulmer, 3: Susan Devoy, 2: Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell and 1: Valerie Vili.

* Can the Black Caps do it again this week?

7 Responses to Sports talk

  1. pdm says:

    I think I would move Yvette Williams to 1 and put Sarah Ulmer ahead of Susan Devoy.

  2. pdm says:

    This is a pdm original:

    Tiger Woods strayed from the fairway and went out of bounds but you could never say he was in the rough.

  3. homepaddock says:

    pdm – since you’ve raised that issue Quote Unquote has 10 more Tiger jokes:

  4. Ian says:

    What a stunningly superficial set of top 5 Sandra Barwick, Melissa Moon, Erin Baker any member of the black Ferns, apparently womens sport didn’t occur pre 1985 (yes Yvette Williams etc) and only occurs at olympics

  5. homepaddock says:

    Ian: Susan Devoy was a world record holder several times but I don’t think she was an Olympian.

    Yes, Erin Baker should be there, and maybe some netballers?

  6. gravedodger says:

    I would probably try to find a space for Eve Rimmer who overcame a severe disability to bridge the gap between special olympics and the real mccoy with her efforts in archery.
    I found her sheer bloody minded attitude and success truly inspirational.
    However if five is the cutoff then your list is pretty close to the mark.

  7. pdm says:

    Only two netballers in contention I think – Lois Muir and Joan Harnett.

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