He was seen riding a horse wearing nothing but a mankini
Two years ago, the track specialist could barely walk, let alone ride.
The NZ women have represented Oceania at every Games since Beijing 2008.
The world kerin champion will battle to regain fitness for Paris in July/August.
JJ Rice, 17, was born in the US, but will look to represent his heritage in Paris.
The two nations can enter athletes as individuals, with no flags, emblems or anthems.
The pair won their respective events at the Oceania qualifying event at Melbourne.
The respected journalist will take up the role in January.
Amelia Kerr and Paul Coll are among the NZ sports stars who now have their sights set on Los Angeles.