NIELSEN Jaime < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 03 Sep 1985 in Hamilton, NZL
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family One daughter
Residence Cambridge, NZL
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Mandarin
Higher education Chemistry - University of Waikato: Hamilton, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up cycling in 2007.
Why this sport? She previously competed in rowing, but chose to pursue cycling after visiting the Invercargill Velodrome after she had competed at the national rowing championships at Lake Ruataniwha, New Zealand.
Name of coach Ross Machejefski [national]
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for New Zealand
General Interest
Injuries She broke her collarbone in 2015. (stuff.co.nz, 21 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours In 2016 she was named New Zealand Female Track Rider of the Year. (Facebook page, 06 Aug 2019)

She was named the 2011 Sportsperson of the Year by Sport Waikato in New Zealand. (sportwaikato.org.nz, 17 Nov 2011)
Other sports She competed in road cycling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and in rowing at the 2006 World U23 Championships in Hazewinkel, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Aug 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 18 Feb 2020)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a degree in Mandarin Chinese at Massey University in New Zealand. (LinkedIn profile, 2015)