New Zealand at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand
 at the Commonwealth Games

Flag of New Zealand
CGF code  NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games
in Edinburgh, Scotland
Competitors 65
Officials 19
Flag bearer Opening: Les Mills
Closing: Harry Kent
Medals
Rank: 11th
Gold
2
Silver
6
Bronze
6
Total
14
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New Zealand (abbreviated NZL) sent a team of 65 competitors and 19 officials to the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Les Mills was the flagbearer at the opening ceremony, and Harry Kent at the closing ceremony.

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the first British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario. Selection is the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 2 6 6 14


New Zealand was eleventh in the medal table in 1970.

Gold[edit]

Cycling:

1st Bruce Biddle — Men's Individual Road Race
1st Harry Kent — Men's Track 1 km Time Trial

Silver[edit]

Athletics:

2nd Les Mills — Men's Discus Throw
2nd Barbara Poulsen — Women's Shot Put
2nd Dick Quax — Men's 1500 m

Lawn Bowls:

2nd Robert McDonald and Hugh Robson — Men's Pairs

Weightlifting:

2nd John Bolton — Men's 82.5 kg
2nd Tony Ebert — Men's 75 kg

Bronze[edit]

Athletics:

3rd Les Mills — Men's Shot Put

Cycling:

3rd Blair Stockwell — Men's Track Individual Pursuit (4000 m)

Swimming:

3rd Mark Treffers — Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Weightlifting:

3rd Bruce Cameron — Men's 67.5 kg

Wrestling:

3rd David Aspin — Men's Freestyle 82 kg
3rd Gordon Mackay — Men's Freestyle 74 kg

New Zealand Team[edit]

See also[edit]

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