New Zealand at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand at the
1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Competitors 96
Flag bearer Opening:
Closing:
Medals
Ranked 5thth
Gold Silver Bronze Total
7 7 5 19
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 56 competitors and 9 officials to the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, which were held at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Max Carr.

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the first British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario. Selection is the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 7 7 5 19


New Zealand was fifth in the medal table in 1954.

Gold[edit]

Athletics:

1st, gold medalist(s) Don Jowett — Men's 220 yards
1st, gold medalist(s) Yvette Williams — Women's Discus Throw
1st, gold medalist(s) Yvette Williams — Women's Long Jump
1st, gold medalist(s) Yvette Williams — Women's Shot Put

Rowing:

1st, gold medalist(s) Reg Douglas and Bob Parker — Men's Coxless Pair
1st, gold medalist(s) Don Rowlands — Men's Single Sculls

Swimming:

1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Doms — Men's 220 yards Breaststroke

Silver[edit]

Athletics:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Don Jowett — Men's 440 yards

Cycling:

2nd, silver medalist(s) John Baird — Men's Road Race

Lawn Bowls:

2nd, silver medalist(s) James Pirret — Men's Singles

Rowing:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Kerry Ashby, Murray Ashby, Bruce Culpan, Stanley Callagher and Bill Tinnock — Men's Coxed Four
2nd, silver medalist(s) Reg Douglas and Bob Parker — Men's Double Sculls

Swimming:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Jack Doms, Lincoln Hurring and Buddy Lucas — Men's 330 yards Medley Relay
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lincoln Hurring — Men's 100 yard Backstroke

Bronze[edit]

Diving:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jack Stewart — Men's 1 m Springboard

Swimming:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jean Stewart — Women's 110 yards Backstroke

Weightlifting:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Harold Cleghorn — Men's Heavyweight 110 kg
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruce George — Men's Light Heavyweight -82.5 kg

Wrestling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Armitt — Men's 62 kg


New Zealand Team[edit]

Alan Scaife (boxing: Light Welter Weight)

Athletics[edit]

Bowls[edit]

  • No New Zealand competitors

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

100 yd Freestyle

Diving[edit]

Springboard

Wrestling[edit]

Lightweight (up to 68 kg) -->


See also[edit]

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