Tim Mikkelson

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Tim Mikkelson
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Mikkelson at a reception for New Zealand athletes, April 2016
Full nameTimothy John Mikkelson
Date of birth (1986-08-13) 13 August 1986 (age 36)
Place of birth Matamata, New Zealand
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight101 kg (223 lb)
School Matamata College
Occupation(s)Rugby Player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Senior career
2008–2013 Waikato 62 (95)
2009–2010 Chiefs 4 (0)
Correct as of 14 June 2020
National sevens team(s)
2008– New Zealand 459 (1195)
Correct as of 14 June 2020
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2020 Tokyo Team competition
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Delhi Team competition
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Gold Coast Team competition
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2014 Glasgow Team competition
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Russia Team competition
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 San Francisco Team competition

Tim Mikkelson (born 13 August 1986 in Matamata) is a New Zealand rugby union player.

Mikkelson plays for the New Zealand national rugby sevens team and is the most capped player in the team's history, surpassing former captain DJ Forbes record when he played his 90th tournament in Los Angeles in 2020. Mikkelson was then named player of the tournament for the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup and also received IRB Sevens Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season. [1] [2]

Mikkelson has scored more than 200 career tries for New Zealand in the World Rugby Sevens Series, putting him third on the all-time try scorers list in that competition. [3]

Mikkelson has also played rugby for the Chiefs and for Waikato.

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  1. IRB.com, Tim Mikkelson named IRB Sevens Player of Year, 30 June 2013, http://www.irb.com/history/awards/newsid=2068362.html
  2. Stuff.co.nz, Mooloos set to lose Tim Mikkelson to sevens, 15 August 2013, http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/9043258/Mooloos-set-to-lose-Tim-Mikkelson-to-sevens
  3. IRBSevens.com, All Time Player Tries, http://www.irbsevens.com/statistics/allinttriesdetails.html