MIKKELSON Tim < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 13 Aug 1986 in Hamilton, NZL
Height1.94 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family One daughter
Residence Mount Maunganui, NZL
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Sports and Recreation Studies - University of Waikato: Hamilton, NZL
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He was inspired to play rugby after going to watch a match in Waikato, New Zealand.
Name of coach Clark Laidlaw [national], SCO
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Back
General Interest
Nicknames Timo, Timmy (mooloo.co.nz, 21 Aug 2010; stuff.co.nz, 13 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol New Zealand club rugby player Scott Couch. (mooloo.co.nz, 30 Jun 2013)
Injuries He suffered a concussion during the 2015 Dubai Sevens tournament, and missed the 2016 Singapore Sevens tournament due to an ankle injury. (stuff.co.nz, 13 Apr 2016)

He missed the Wellington and Las Vegas legs of the 2014/15 World Series in February 2015 with a groin injury. (tvnz.co.nz, 04 Feb 2015)

He injured his shoulder in 2009. (newstalkzb.co.nz, 16 Feb 2009)
Awards and honours He was named the 2013 International Sevens Player of the Year. (irbsevens.com, 30 Jun 2013)

He was named Player of the Tournament at the 2013 World Cup in Moscow, Russian Federation. (stuff.co.nz, 15 Aug 2013)
Other sports He has played rugby union [15-a-side] at provincial level in New Zealand, and has played for the Chiefs in the Super Rugby international competition. (mooloo.co.nz, 26 May 2016; stuff.co.nz, 02 Feb 2020)
Milestones He became New Zealand rugby sevens' most capped player after making his 448th appearance during a match against Wales at the 2020 Los Angeles Sevens tournament. He surpassed the previous record of DJ Forbes. (stuff.co.nz, 02 Mar 2020; nzcity.co.nz, 29 Feb 2020; YouTube channel, 29 Feb 2020)
Famous relatives His aunt Anne Taylor has represented New Zealand in netball, and competed at the 1975 World Championships in New Zealand. (mooloo.co.nz, 30 Jun 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Apr 2020)