Anchor is a major sponsor of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Meet Olympic athlete, Eliza McCartney
Eliza, born in 1996, is a New Zealand track and field athlete who competes in pole vault.
At the end of 2015 Eliza set a World Junior Pole Vault record, clearing 4.64m.
Since then she has extended her New Zealand record to 4.80m and placed 5th at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA. She is currently ranked 6th in the world.
Rio 2016 will be her first Olympic Games.
She is coached by Athletics New Zealand High Performance Programme coach Jeremy McColl and competes for the North Harbour Bays club.
Eliza lives in Devonport and is studying part time at Auckland University, hoping to follow her mother into a career in medicine.
Delicious breakfast recipes
Try some of Eliza’s breakfast recipes which are high in protein, calcium and energy to start the day strong:
- Strawberry & Spinch Smoothie
- Five Minute Fruity Chai Spiced Porridge
- Berry-Licious Walnut and Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Choco-Berry and Banana Brekkie Smoothie
- Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins
Meet Olympic athlete, Tom Walsh
Tom, born in 1992, is a New Zealand track and field athlete competing in shot put.
Tom first represented New Zealand at the World Under 18 Championships in 2009, finishing 6th . In March 2016 he won the World Indoor Championships with the biggest winning margin in the event ever.
Tom claimed silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and placed fourth at the 2015 Beijing World Championships.
Rio will be Tom’s first Olympic Games. His personal best throw is 21.78m, a New Zealand record.
Tom lives in Christchurch and works part-time as a builder when he is not training and competing overseas.
He is coached by Athletics New Zealand High Performance Programme coach Dale Stevenson.
Delicious breakfast recipes
Try one of Tom’s 4 delicious breakfast recipes. High in protein, calcium and energy to start the day strong:
- Berry Blast Protein Smoothie
- Peanut Butter & Berry Brekkie Smoothie
- Double Egg & Ham Wrap with Herbed Yoghurt
- Super-Charged Bircher with Lemon, Nuts n’ Seeds
Meet Olympic athlete, Anita Punt
Anita, born in 1987, has competed for the New Zealand Women’s hockey team (Black Sticks Women) since 2009. Anita was also a member of the team at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and again at the 2012 London Olympics.
Born in Nelson, Anita attended Waimea College, before moving to Wellington for her hockey ambitions. Anita was first selected for the national team in June 2009, playing her first match for New Zealand in June 2009 against India in her hometown Nelson.
Renowned for speed, Punt is one of the fastest female hockey players in the world.
Meet Olympic athlete, Kayla Whitelock
Kayla, born in 1985, debuted for New Zealand in 2003 against Canada while she was still a secondary school student. She began her international career as a striker but is currently playing midfield for the Black Sticks.
Glasgow 2014 was the third Commonwealth games for Kayla, captaining her team to a bronze medal finish against Trinidad and Tobago. She represented New Zealand at the 2006 games in Melbourne where the team placed 4th, as well as the 2010 games in Delhi where the team earned silver.
Kayla has also competed at three Olympic Games including; Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. Kayla is considered as one of the most impressive female players, an inspiration to upcoming players. Kayla currently has 243 test caps.
Meet Olympic athlete, Charlotte Harrison
Charlotte, born in 1989, debuted for New Zealand in 2005 as a 16-year-old against Australia in the World Cup qualifying tournament in Auckland.
She has competed for the Black Sticks at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, and as a reserve for the team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Charlotte plays for Auckland in the New Zealand National Hockey League.