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New Zealand at the Olympic Games

Flag of New Zealand
IOC code  NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
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At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 87
Flag bearer David Aspin (wrestling)
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
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New Zealand competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The New Zealand Olympic Committee was represented by 87 athletes and 29 officials. Flag bearer at the opening ceremony was wrestler David Aspin.

In protest at a tour of South Africa by the All Blacks team early in the year, Congo's official Jean Claude Ganga led a boycott of 28 African nations as the IOC refused to bar the New Zealand team. See [1]. Some of the nations (including Morocco, Cameroon and Egypt) had already participated however, as the teams only withdrew after the first day. From Southern and Central Africa, only Senegal and Ivory Coast took part. Both Iraq and Guyana also opted to join the Congolese-led boycott. For the full list of boycotting countries, see 1976 Summer Olympics#Boycotting countries

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Medalists

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Gold medal.svg Gold

Silver medal.svg Silver

Bronze medal.svg Bronze

Results by event

Athletics

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.63
  • Semi Final — did not start (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

  • Anne Garrett
  • Susan Jowett
  • Dianne Zorn

Boxing

Men's Light-Welterweight (64 kg):

  • Robert Colley
    1. First round — Lost to Valery Limasov (USSR) after referee stopped contest in round three

Men's Welterweight (69 kg):

  • David Jackson
    1. First round — Beat Fred Chtioui (Tunisia) after referee stopped contest in round two
    2. Second round — Lost to Valery Rachkov (USSR) on points

Canoeing

Men's Competition

Cycling

Men's Individual Road Race

  • Garry Bell — 4:49:01 (→ 15th place)
  • Vern Hanaray — 5:00:19 (→ 52nd place)
  • Jamie Richards — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's 4.000m Individual Pursuit

  • Mike Richards — 9th place

Equestrian

Jumping Competition

  • Harvey Wilson
  • Joe Yorke

Hockey

Men's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Tied with West Germany (1-1)
  • Tied with Spain (1-1)
  • Defeated Belgium (2-1)
  • Lost to Pakistan (2-4)
  • Replay: Defeated Spain (1-0)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated the Netherlands (1-2)
  • Final
  • Defeated Australia (0-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Swimming

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

References

  1. ^ http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/montreal-olympics-boycott

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