Frequent question: Which New Zealander has won the most Olympic medals?

Who has the most Olympic medals in New Zealand?

New Zealand Olympic medallists have achieved considerable sporting success for New Zealand, often considered to be notable due to the relatively small population of the country (5.12 million as of June 2021).


Medal Gold
Games 1964 Tokyo
Name Peter Snell
Sport Athletics
Event Men’s 800 metres

How many medals did NZ win in 2020?

The New Zealand team collected a total of 20 medals, seven gold, six silver and seven bronze, at these Games, surpassing the record of 18 gained at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The seven gold medals collected was second only to the eight medals collected at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Who won the first gold medal?

The Indian men’s hockey team sealed their second of six consecutive gold medals on August 11, 1932 while Abhinav Bindra won India’s first individual Olympics gold on the same date at the 2008 Olympics.

Is Lisa Carrington Maori?

“To know my ancestors and what they did and the challenges that they went through so I could be here now has been a really cool realisation. “I am both Māori and pākehā – to acknowledge both sides is really important.” Carrington’s parents Glynis and Pat said they were proud to watch her journey of self-discovery.

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Who is the most successful Paralympian?

Most gold medals over career

No. Athlete Gold
1 Trischa Zorn 41
2 Ragnhild Myklebust 22
3 Béatrice Hess 20
4 Reinhild Moeller 19

Who led NZ out of Olympics?

Flagbearer Henry Murray leads the Australasian team into the Olympic Stadium, IV Olympiad, London 1908. Since our early beginnings, the New Zealand Team has attended 25 Summer Olympic Games and 16 Winter Olympic Games with 1387 Olympians representing New Zealand at the Games, winning a total of 123 medals.