Huriana Manuel – New Zealand Women’s Rugby Sevens Team

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 03: Huriana Manuel during the New Zealand Olympic Games Rugby Sevens Team Announcement at Eden Park on July 3, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Huriana Manuel

Huriana Manuel, 29 years old, says that her mother, and former NZ National team member Liz Mihinui is her greatest rugby inspiration. Manuel captained the women’s sevens team before falling behind due to injury in 2015, but has made a strong comeback to claim her spot on the squad heading to Brazil in 2016.