New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand
 at the Commonwealth Games

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Since the first in 1930, New Zealand has competed in all 20 editions of the Commonwealth Games and has won a total of 609 medals including 144 gold.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (known as The New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association prior to 1994) is the body in New Zealand responsible for selecting Athletes to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games. The NZOC is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

In 1978 Nigeria boycotted the Commonwealth Games in protest at New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa

Host nation[edit]

New Zealand has hosted the Games three times:

Medal tally[edit]

Historically, New Zealand has generally been 4th or 5th, though was up to 3rd (1950 & 1962), and down to 11th (1970 & 2010) and 9th (2006). At the first games in 1930, New Zealand's 4th position was ahead of Australia at 5th. At the conclusion of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Zealand has earned 144 gold medals, 203 silver medals and 262 bronze medals. In the all-time medal tally New Zealand is ranked 5th behind Australia, England, Canada and India.

      Host country (New Zealand)[1]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Canada 1930 Hamilton 3 4 2 9 4th
England 1934 London 1 0 2 3 6th
Australia 1938 Sydney 5 7 13 25 5th
New Zealand 1950 Auckland 10 22 22 54 3rd
Canada 1954 Vancouver 7 7 5 19 5th
Wales 1958 Cardiff 4 6 9 19 5th
Australia 1962 Perth 10 11 10 32 3rd
Jamaica 1966 Kingston 8 5 13 26 4th
Scotland 1970 Edinburgh 2 6 6 14 11th
New Zealand 1974 Christchurch 9 8 18 35 4th
Canada 1978 Edmonton 5 6 9 20 5th
Australia 1982 Brisbane 5 8 13 26 5th
Scotland 1986 Edinburgh 8 16 14 38 4th
New Zealand 1990 Auckland 17 14 27 58 4th
Canada 1994 Victoria 5 16 20 41 8th
Malaysia 1998 Kuala Lumpur 8 6 20 34 6th
England 2002 Manchester 11 13 21 45 5th
Australia 2006 Melbourne 6 12 13 31 9th
India 2010 Delhi 6 22 8 36 11th
Scotland 2014 Glasgow 14 14 17 45 6th
Total 144 203 262 609 5th

By sport[edit]

Events in bold featured at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 35 44 51 130
Cycling 22 38 37 97
Swimming 16 30 35 81
Shooting 15 16 21 52
Lawn bowls 12 11 15 38
Weightlifting 11 12 16 39
Rowing 9 14 7 30
Boxing 6 7 20 33
Rugby sevens 4 1 0 5
Wrestling 3 9 17 29
Squash 3 3 3 9
Netball 2 3 0 5
Gymnastics 2 0 9 11
Judo 1 4 6 11
Fencing 1 2 3 6
Table tennis 1 1 2 4
Archery 1 0 0 1
Badminton 0 2 8 10
Hockey 0 2 3 5
Triathlon 0 2 2 4
Basketball 0 2 0 2
Water polo 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 0 4 4
Synchronised swimming 0 0 2 2
Cricket 0 0 1 1

Competitors[edit]

Notable competitors for New Zealand include Greg Yelavich in sports shooting, who has won 11 medals at 6 games from 1986 to 2006. Rowan Brassey has also competed at 6 games, and has won 3 medals in lawn bowls. Gary Anderson won 3 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals for New Zealand in cycling. Athlete Valerie Adams has won the most gold medals (5) of any New Zealand competitor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand Commonwealth Games History". Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

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