New Zealand at the 1938 British Empire Games
|New Zealand at the
1938 British Empire Games
|CGA||New Zealand Olympic Committee|
|in Sydney, Australia|
|Flag bearer||Opening: Jim Leckie
|Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)|
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. 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.
|Medals by sport|
|Medals by gender|
New Zealand team
- 1-mile – Men: qualified for final, did not finish final.
- 880 yards – Men: 5th place in heat 1 (1:54.5) did not proceed
- 3 miles – Men: 7th place
- 6 miles – Men: 4th place
- 100 yards – Women: 4th in semifinal – eliminated.
- 220 yards – Women: disqualified, heat 3.
- Javelin Throw – Women: 4th place – 118 ft 0.5 in (35.979 m)
- Discus Throw – Men: 8th place – 119 ft 11 1⁄2 in (36.56 m)
- 1-mile – Men: 6th place – 4m 19.5s
- 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)
- Joseph Collins 57 – 60 kg (lightweight) : eliminated
- Darcy Heeney 64 – 69 kg (welterweight): Silver medal
- Kenneth Moran 54 – 57 kg (featherweight): Bronze medal
- Jack Parker 51 – 54 kg (bantamweight): eliminated
- Hugh Sheridan 48 – 51 kg (flyweight): eliminated
- Artie Sutherland 71 – 75 kg (middleweight): eliminated
- Ron Withell + 91 kg (super heavyweight): eliminated
- John Brown: Road race – Men: Silver medal
- Frank Grose: Road race – Men: did not finish
- Ronald Triner: Road race – Men: 7th place
- George Giles
- 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
- Men's Four: Gold Medal (Bill Bremner, Ernie Jury, Alec Robertson, Bill Whittaker)
- Men's Pair: Gold Medal (Walter Denison, Lance Macey)
- Men's Singles: Silver Medal – Frank Livingstone
- Men's Eight: Bronze Medal – Howard Benge, John Charters, Oswald Denison, James Gould, Gus Jackson, Leslie Pithie, Rangi Thompson, Cyril Stiles, William Stodart,
- Men's Coxed Four: Silver Medal – Kenneth Boswell, George Burns, Jim Clayton, Albert Hope, John Rigby.
- Men's Double Sculls: Bronze Medal – Gus Jackson, Bob Smith
- Men's Single Sculls: Bronze Medal – Bob Smith
- Percival Stowers and Cliff Johnson were in the team but their event is not recorded.
Swimming and diving
- 110 yards Freestyle – Men – Result not recorded.
- 440 yards Freestyle – Men – Result not recorded.
- Jack Davies – 220 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 (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)
- Torsten Anderson – Freestyle 90 kg – Men – 4th place
- Jim Dryden – Freestyle 100 kg – Men – Silver medal
- Joseph Genet – Freestyle 62 kg – Men – Bronze medal
- Harcourt Godfrey – Freestyle 82 kg – Men – eliminated
- Leo Nolan – Freestyle 57 kg – Men – eliminated
- Jeremiah Podjursky – Freestyle 74 kg – Men – Bronze medal
- Vernon Thomas – Freestyle Lightweight – Men – Silver medal
- 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
- New Zealand Olympic Committee
- New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games
- New Zealand at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- "For Sydney". Evening Post. 14 January 1938. p. 11. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- All team lists and results from NZOC