New Zealand at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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New Zealand at the
1972 Winter Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC code NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
in Sapporo
Competitors 2 (men) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Alan Ward
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908 · 1912)

New Zealand competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. The country was represented by 2 athletes, Ross Ewington and Chris Womersley, both in the Alpine Skiing events. Womersley finished 41st, and Ewington 49th (out of 54 competitors) in Downhill. The flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Alan Ward the team Manager.[1]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ross Ewington Downhill 2:04.75 49
Chris Womersley 2:02.24 41
Ross Ewington Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Chris Womersley 1:41.65 37 1:48.78 35 3:30.43 35
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Chris Womersley 1:48.49 4 ? 35 DNF DNF
Ross Ewington 1:54.16 5 DNF DNF


  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)