Hewitt: 'I did the best I could'
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 1:43p.m.
By 3 News online staff
New Zealand triathletes’ Kate McIlroy, Nicky Samuels and Andrea Hewitt missed out on medals at the London Olympics.
Hewitt was New Zealand’s best hope at a medal, but finished sixth.
Hewitt was 27th coming out of the swim in the Serpentine in Hyde Park before making good progress to end the cycle leg in third place.
But she struggled to keep in touch with the leading group for much of the run and was dropped on the third of the four running laps.
She eventually finished sixth, 48sec behind the winner Switzerland's Nicola Spirig who just edged out Sweden's Lisa Norden in a sprint finish. Australia's Erin Densham was third.
“I did the best that I could,” she says.
“I used everything I had… and finished sixth today.”
McIlroy and Samuels finished 10th and 35th.
3 News reporter Jeff Hampton caught up with the trio shortly after their race.
Watch the full interview.
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6/08/2012 9:36:23 a.m.
Well done Andrea, a great result under trying circumstances.
5/08/2012 5:21:33 p.m.
I watched you all the way. You were fantastic, another proud wearer of Black.6th or 66th you can only do your best
5/08/2012 4:09:31 p.m.
Will our New Zealand girls should be really happy with herself,too where they had got.Andrea Hate and Nicky. In looking at the duration of such an event,covering 3 sports in one,swimming cycling and running,they should set 1st GOLD 2nd & 3rd silver 4th and 5th Bronze,this would be more fairer too all competitors,and more would want to take that sports fixture on.
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