Participants

Niall WILLIAMS

Niall WILLIAMS
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  21 Apr 1988
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  173
Weight (Kg):  74

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Women 1 Gold

Niall WILLIAMS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 16:53
Women Pool Round - Pool A
New Zealand
45
Kenya
0
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 19:33
Women Pool Round - Pool A
New Zealand
41
South Africa
0
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 12:49
Women Pool Round - Pool A
New Zealand
24
Canada
7
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 11:21
Women Semifinal
New Zealand
26
England
5
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 14:39
Gold Medal Event Women Gold Medal Match
Australia
12
New Zealand
17
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
Year Location Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 2

World Series
Year Location Rank
2016/17 Various 1
2015/16 Various 2

Nickname: Nizzle (allblacks.com, 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: Allan BUNTING (NZL) (lastwordonrugby.com, 20 Sep 2017)


Position style: Back
Sporting relatives

Her brother, Sonny Bill WILLIAMS, plays rugby professionally in New Zealand, twice winning the Rugby World Cup (2011, 2015); played professional rugby league in Australia; is also a competitive professional boxer. (smh.com.au, 3 Jul 2017)


Other sports

Captained New Zealand in touch football, winning a silver medal at the 2011 Touch Football World Cup in Edinburgh. (allblacks.com, 2017)


National team: 2015 at the Dubai Sevens
Reason: Her family encouraged sport from a young age. "We had boxers, runners, and a lot of rugby league players, so we grew up with a rugby ball. It was just natural." (stuff.co.nz, 26 Nov 2016)
Hero: Her brother, Sonny Bill WILLIAMS (NZL). "Most dedicated and hard-working athlete I know." (allblacks.com, 2017)
Influence: Family and friends, specifically Huriana, Kayla, Tyla, Char and Lex. (allblacks.com, 2017)
Additional information

WHY NIALL?
Her mother was pregnant with twins and decided if there was to be one girl, she would be called after her mother, Denise. Niall was the second born twin (both girls), and named after her father, Niall. However, her mother was not aware that Niall is Irish for John. (nzherald.co.nz, 1 May 2016).


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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