If you've got the skills, talent and training, it seems the most challenging part would be qualifying to compete in Taekwondo at the Olympic Games, right?
Well, for Andrea Kilday, the journey has been a fight and not without sacrifices.It's been a balance between raising two young boys, holding down a full-time job, training - and battling bureaucracy. Ms Kilday cleaned out her savings to fund her preparing along with generous support from the public and sponsors. Taekwondo New Zealand no longer receives funding from High Performance Sport New Zealand as it was cut off in 2014.
But has the organisation done enough to help Ms Kilday with her Rio dream? Story investigates.
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