New Zealand at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand at the
1978 Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Competitors 102
Flag bearer Opening: Neil Lyster
Closing:
Medals
Ranked 5thth
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 6 9 20
Officials 32
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 102 competitors and 32 officials to the 1978 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Neil Lyster.

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.

Nigeria boycotted the 1978 Games in protest at New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 5 6 9 20


New Zealand was fifth in the medal table in 1978.

Gold[edit]

Shooting:

1st, gold medalist(s) John Woolley — Men's Skeet

Swimming:

1st, gold medalist(s) Gary Hurring — Men's 200 m Backstroke
1st, gold medalist(s) Rebecca Perrott — Women's 200 m Freestyle

Weightlifting:

1st, gold medalist(s) Precious McKenzie — Men's 56 kg

Silver[edit]

Athletics:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Mike O'Rourke — Men's Javelin Throw
2nd, silver medalist(s) Heather Thomson — Women's 3000 m

Cycling:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Kevin Blackwell, Anthony Cuff, Neil Lyster and Jack Swart — Men's 4000m Team Pursuit

Lawn Bowls:

2nd, silver medalist(s) David Baldwin, John Malcolm, Morgan Moffat and Phil Skoglund — Men's Fours

Swimming:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Penny McCarthy — Women's 100 m Butterfly
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rebecca Perrott — Women's 200 m Individual Medley

Bronze[edit]

Boxing:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) George Stankovich — Men's Heavyweight 81-91 kg

Badminton:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bryan Purser and Richard Purser — Men's Doubles

Cycling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Garry Bell— Men's Road Race

Gymnastics:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lynette Brake, Rowena Davis, Kirsty Durward and Deborah Hurst — Women's Team Competition

Swimming:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rebecca Perrott — Women's 400 m Freestyle
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rebecca Perrott — Women's 800 m Freestyle

Weightlifting:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Brian Marsden — Men's 90 kg
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phillip Sue — Men's 67.5 kg

Wrestling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Murray Avery — Men's 100 kg


New Zealand Team[edit]

See also[edit]

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