New Zealand at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand at the
1970 British Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Edinburgh, Scotland
Competitors 65
Flag bearer Opening: Les Mills
Closing: Harry Kent
Medals
Ranked 11thth
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 6 6 14
Officials 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 65 competitors and 19 officials to the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Les Mills was the flagbearer at the opening ceremony, and Harry Kent at the closing ceremony.

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 2 6 6 14


New Zealand was eleventh in the medal table in 1970.

Gold[edit]

Cycling:

1st, gold medalist(s) Bruce Biddle — Men's Individual Road Race
1st, gold medalist(s) Harry Kent — Men's Track 1 km Time Trial

Silver[edit]

Athletics:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Les Mills — Men's Discus Throw
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barbara Poulsen — Women's Shot Put
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dick Quax — Men's 1500 m

Lawn Bowls:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Robert McDonald and Hugh Robson — Men's Pairs

Weightlifting:

2nd, silver medalist(s) John Bolton — Men's 82.5 kg
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tony Ebert — Men's 75 kg

Bronze[edit]

Athletics:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Les Mills — Men's Shot Put

Cycling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Blair Stockwell — Men's Track Individual Pursuit (4000 m)

Swimming:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mark Treffers — Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Weightlifting:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruce Cameron — Men's 67.5 kg

Wrestling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) David Aspin — Men's Freestyle 82 kg
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gordon Mackay — Men's Freestyle 74 kg

New Zealand Team[edit]

See also[edit]

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