The secret lives of New Zealand Olympians

Who chose competing over her school ball? Which athlete is a massive Elvis fan? Who can't race without a pedicure?

We see one side of our top athletes. The serious, determined part that has worked for years to get to the pinnacle of their sport and earn a place to compete at the Olympics.
But behind the scenes, these young Kiwi sports stars are just like us. They have their secret hobbies, favourite pop songs and routines - just with a bit more gym time!
Click through to find out some surprising facts about our 2016 Olympians.
For an exclusive interview with Lauren Boyle and more on our Olympic team, check out the August issue of NEXT