New Zealand at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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New Zealand at the Olympic Games

Flag of New Zealand
IOC code  NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo
Competitors 3 (2 men, 1 woman) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Austin Haywood
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Other related appearances
Australasia (1908 · 1912)

New Zealand competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. It was the first time that the nation had competed at the Winter Olympic Games. The country was represented by its skiing team, captained by Sir Roy McKenzie, who was injured and did not compete.

Team members were skiers Annette Johnson who came 30th in the Giant Slalom (3-0.66), the best result of the team; Herbert (Herbie) Familton (finished 65th in downhill, 77th in Giant Slalom); Bill Hunt (finished 81st in Giant Slalom); instructor Herbert Modelhart; and Austin Haywood the team Assistant Manager who was the flagbearer at the opening ceremony.[1] No medals were earned.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Herbert Familton Downhill 3:44.6 65
Bill Hunt Giant Slalom 3:51.6 81
Herbert Familton 3:31.7 77
Bill Hunt Slalom 1:29.5 75 Did not advance
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Annette Johnson Giant Slalom 2:57.7 39
Annette Johnson Slalom DSQ DSQ


  1. ^ Palenski, Ron (2008,2004). Black Gold. Dunedin: New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-473-13367-2.  Check date values in: |date= (help)