BMX World Champion Dion Newth Joins Tokoroa’s Hall of Hometown Heroes
The champ won the 45-49 Men’s Cruiser section, beating a massive 69 other competitors in his age group.
“This is such an awesome achievement for Dion and the South Waikato community is absolutely thrilled to see him bring home the gold, said Mayor Jenny Shattock.
Newth had recently won the North Island Championships held in Auckland last labour weekend, as well as placing first in his category during the 2019 Oceania BMZ Championships.
In an interview with NZ Herald, Newth said "I'm just going to bathe in the glory," he laughs, "but I've always had a lot of support from the community, from my gym and just all my friends and that. They're always putting out their support, their comments, phone calls, everything. There's a lot of mana in Tokoroa, 886 proud!”
Dion will enter the Tokoroa Hall of Hometown Heroes alongside the likes of Sean Maitland, Regan Ware, Joseph Manu, Chelsea Alley and B J Watling.