New Zealand at the 1930 British Empire Games

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New Zealand at the
1930 British Empire Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Competitors 22
Flag bearer Opening: Stan Lay
Closing:
Medals
Ranked 4thth
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 4 2 9
Officials 3
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

New Zealand (abbreviated NZL) sent a team of 22 competitors and 3 officials to the 1930 British Empire Games, which were held in Hamilton, Ontario. The flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Stan Lay.

These were the first Commonwealth Games, although in 1911 there was an Empire sports competition at the Festival of Empire in London. New Zealand has competed in every games. Selection is the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 3 4 2 9


New Zealand was fourth in the medal table in 1930.

Gold[edit]

Athletics:

1st, gold medalist(s) Stan Lay — Men's Javelin Throw
1st, gold medalist(s) Bill Savidan — Men's 6 Miles

Rowing:

1st, gold medalist(s) Mick Brough, Arthur Eastwood (cox), Jack Macdonald, Bert Sandos and Ben Waters — Men's Coxed Four

Silver[edit]

Lawn Bowls:

2nd, silver medalist(s) William Fielding and Percy McWhannell — Men's Pairs

Rowing:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Mick Brough, Arthur Eastwood (cox), John Gilby, Jack Macdonald, Vic Olsson, Bert Sandos, Charles Saunders, Fred Thompson and Ben Waters — Men's Eight

Swimming:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Gordon Bridson — Men's 1500 yards Freestyle
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gordon Bridson — Men's 440 yards Freestyle

Bronze[edit]

Lawn Bowls:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) William Fielding — Men's Singles

Rowing:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) G Johnson, Vic Olsson, Alexander Ross, Charles Saunders — Men's Coxless Four


New Zealand team[edit]

Athletics[edit]

100 yards – Men: 3rd, Heat 3 (9.7s) – did not proceed
220 yards – Men: 3rd, Heat 3 – did not proceed
3 miles – Men: Did not finish
6 miles – Men: 30:49.6 mins – Gold Medal Med 1.png

Lawn Bowls[edit]

Diving[edit]

Springboard – Men: Fourth in final

Rowing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

1500 yards Freestyle – Men: Silver medal Med 2.png
440 yards Freestyle – Men: Silver medal Med 2.png
200 yards Breaststroke – Women: Sixth in final

Officials[edit]

  • Chef de Mission: Rex Hobbs
  • Chaperone: Jane Pidgeon
  • Rowing coach: Harry Ayres

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ron Palenski & Terry Maddaford: The Games Auckland: Moa Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-908570-62-7

External links[edit]