New Zealand at the 1938 British Empire Games

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New Zealand at the
1938 British Empire Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Sydney, Australia
Competitors 71
Flag bearer Opening: Jim Leckie
Closing:
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
5
Silver
7
Bronze
13
Total
25
Officials 13
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

New Zealand at the 1938 British Empire Games was represented by a team of 71 competitors and 13 officials, including 18 athletes, 17 rowers, eight swimmers and divers, and seven each of boxers, cyclists and wrestlers.[1] Selection of the team for the Games in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, was the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic and British Empire Games Association. New Zealand's flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Jim Leckie. The New Zealand team finished fifth on the medal table, winning a total of 25 medals, five of which were gold.

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario.

Medal tables[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Boot, PatPat Boot Athletics Men's 880 yards
 Gold Matthews, CecilCecil Matthews Athletics Men's 3 miles
 Gold Matthews, CecilCecil Matthews Athletics Men's 6 miles
 Gold Bremner, BillBill Bremner, Ernie Jury, Alec Robertson, Bill Whittaker Lawn bowls Men's four
 Gold Denison, WalterWalter Denison, Lance Macey Lawn bowls Men's pairs
 Silver Lay, StanStan Lay Athletics Men's javelin throw
 Silver Heeney, DarcyDarcy Heeney Boxing Men's welterweight
 Silver Brown, JohnJohn Brown Cycling Men's road race
 Silver Livingstone, FrankFrank Livingstone Lawn bowls Men's singles
 Silver Boswell, KennethKenneth Boswell, George Burns (cox), Jim Clayton, Albert Hope, John Rigby Rowing Men's coxed four
 Silver Thomas, VernonVernon Thomas Wrestling Men's lightweight
 Silver Dryden, JimJim Dryden Wrestling Men's heavyweight
 Bronze Anderson, ArnoldArnold Anderson, Graham Quinn, Alan Sayers, Harold Tyrie Athletics Men's 4 x 440 yards relay
 Bronze Boot, PatPat Boot Athletics Men's 1 mile
 Bronze Forbes, BettyBetty Forbes Athletics Women's high jump
 Bronze Leckie, JimJim Leckie Athletics Men's hammer throw
 Bronze Tong, RonaRona Tong Athletics Women's 80 m hurdles
 Bronze Moran, KennethKenneth Moran Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Giles, GeorgeGeorge Giles Cycling Men's sprint
 Bronze Benge, HowardHoward Benge, John Charters, Oswald Denison, James Gould, Gus Jackson, Leslie Pithie, Cyril Stiles, William Stodart (cox), Rangi Thompson Rowing Men's eight
 Bronze Jackson, GusGus Jackson, Robert Smith Rowing Men's double sculls
 Bronze Smith, RobertRobert Smith Rowing Men's single sculls
 Bronze Leydon, MonaMona Leydon Swimming Women's 440 yards freestyle
 Bronze Genet, JoeJoe Genet Wrestling Men's featherweight
 Bronze Podjursky, JeremiahJeremiah Podjursky Wrestling Men's welterweight
Medals by sport
Sport Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Athletics 3 1 5 9
Lawn bowls 2 1 0 3
Wrestling 0 2 2 4
Rowing 0 1 3 4
Boxing 0 1 1 2
Cycling 0 1 1 2
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 5 7 13 25
Medals by gender
Gender Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Male 5 7 10 22
Female 0 0 3 3
Total 5 7 13 25

New Zealand team[edit]

Athletics[edit]

See also Athletics at the 1938 British Empire Games

1-mile – Men: qualified for final, did not finish final.
880 yards – Men: 5th place in heat 1 (1:54.5) did not proceed
4 × 440 yards Relay – Men: Bronze medal Med 3.png 3m 22s
440 yards Hurdles – Men: 5th place
1-mile – Men: Bronze Medal Med 3.png (4m 12.6s)
880 yards – Men: Gold medal Med 1.png (1m 51.2s)
High Jump – Women: Bronze medal Med 3.png 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
3 miles – Men: 7th place
6 miles – Men: 4th place
Javelin Throw – Men: Silver medal Med 2.png 204 ft 1.25 in (62.2110 m)
Hammer Throw – Men: Bronze medal Med 3.png 145 ft 5.5 in (44.336 m)
Discus Throw – Men: – withdrew
100 yards – Women: 4th in semifinal – eliminated.
220 yards – Women: disqualified, heat 3.
3 miles – Men: Gold medal Med 1.png 13m 59.6s
6 miles – Men: Gold medal Med 1.png 30m 14.5s
Javelin Throw – Women: 4th place – 118 ft 0.5 in (35.979 m)
Discus Throw – Men: 8th place – 119 ft 11 12 in (36.56 m)
1-mile – Men: 6th place – 4m 19.5s
100 yards – Men: 5th heat 1 (eliminated)
220 yards – Men: 5th, semifinal 1 (eliminated)
4 × 440 yards Relay – Men: Bronze medal Med 3.png 3m 22s
220 yards – Men: 5th, heat 4 (eliminated)
440 yards – Men: 3rd, heat 3 (eliminated) – 50.8s
4 × 440 yards Relay – Men: Bronze medal Med 3.png 3m 22s
100 yards – Men: 6th, semifinal 1 (eliminated) – 10.6s
120 yards Hurdles – Men: 5th place – 15.0s
100 yards – Women: 4th, heat 2 (eliminated) 11.8s
220 yards – Women: 4th, heat 1 (eliminated)
Long Jump – Women: 6th place – 17 ft 0.75 in (5.2007 m)
100 yards – Women: 5th, heat 1 (eliminated)
80m Hurdles – Women: Bronze medal Med 3.png – 11.8s
440 yards – Men: 6th, heat 2 (eliminated) – 49.3s
4 × 440 yards Relay – Men: Bronze medal Med 3.png 3m 22s

Boxing[edit]

See also Boxing at the 1938 British Empire Games

Cycling[edit]

See also Cycling at the 1938 British Empire Games

10 miles (Track) – Men: did not finish
1km Time Trial – Men: 9th place
Sprint – Men: Bronze medal Med 3.png
10 miles (Track) – Men: unplaced
1km Time Trial – Men – 7th place
Sprint – Men: eliminated in quarterfinals
10 miles (Track) – Men: did not finish
1km Time Trial – Men: 6th place – 1m 16.6s
Sprint – Men: 4th place

Lawn Bowls[edit]

See also Lawn Bowls at the 1938 British Empire Games

Rowing[edit]

Swimming and diving[edit]

See also Swimming at the 1938 British Empire Games

110 yards Freestyle – Men – Result not recorded.
440 yards Freestyle – Men – Result not recorded.
  • Jack Davies220 yards Breaststroke – Men – 4th in heat, did not advance.
  • Winnie Dunn: 220 yards Breaststroke – Women – 7th place.
  • Peter Hanan: 110 yards Freestyle – Men – Result not recorded.
  • Mona Leydon: 440 yards Freestyle – Women – Bronze Medal Med 3.png (5m 42s)
  • Joyce Macdonald: 110 yards Backstroke – Women – Result not recorded.
  • Len Newell
1650 yards Freestyle – Men – DNF in heat.
440 yards Freestyle – Men – 7th in heat.
  • Gwen Rix: Diving : 3m Springboard – Women – 6th place (65.86 points)

Wrestling[edit]

See also Wrestling at the 1938 British Empire Games

Officials[edit]

  • H McCormick: Chef de Mission
  • Dolph Kitto: Deputy Chef de Mission
  • B R McKernan: Athletics coach
  • F Hughes: Boxing sport manager
  • H L Grant: Cycling manager
  • A Whitten: Lawn Bowls manager
  • E Petty: Lawn Bowls assistant manager
  • Herbert Ayers: Rowing coach
  • Allen Hale: Rowing sport manager
  • E C Isaacs: Swimming sport manager
  • A Craig: Wrestling coach
  • J Creeke: Wrestling sport manager
  • E G Sutherland: Chaperone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For Sydney". Evening Post. 14 January 1938. p. 11. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  • All team lists and results from NZOC

External links[edit]