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A big congrats to Otago Polytechnic graduate Anna Higgins, who is at the Tokyo Olympics, helping tune our national cyclists to reach their peak.

Anna, who is pictured at the Tokyo velodrome, works as a Performance Analyst with NZ Cycling.  

The first Otago Polytechnic graduate to attend the Olympics in a team official role rather than as an athlete, Anna completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at our Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health in 2016.  

She then went on to postgraduate study, graduating in 2017 with a Diploma of Applied Science (Performance Analysis) before completing her Masters in Applied Science in 2019.

“We are so proud of Anna,” says Mat Blair, Principal Lecturer and Academic Leader (Conditioning) at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.

“Anna has built on the skills and knowledge she gained from studying with us and is now ‘walking the walk’ on the world’s ultimate sporting stage.”


Published on 4 Aug 2021

Orderdate: 4 Aug 2021
Expiry: 31 Oct 2021