New Zealand at the 1990 Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand at the
1990 Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Auckland, New Zealand
Competitors 224
Flag bearer Opening: Anthony Mosse
Closing: Gary Anderson
Medals
Ranked 4thth
Gold Silver Bronze Total
17 14 27 58
Officials 61
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

New Zealand (abbreviated NZL) had a team of 224 competitors and 61 officials to the 1990 Commonwealth Games, which were held (like the 1950 Games) in Auckland, New Zealand. The games were part of New Zealand's 1990 sesquicentennial celebrations.

The flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Anthony Mosse, and at the closing ceremony was Gary Anderson. The opening ceremony included the arrival of The Queen's Representative Prince Edward, arrival of the Queen's Baton and many Māori ceremonial stories.

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.

Opening Ceremony[edit]

14th Commonwealth Games
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Host city Auckland, New Zealand
Motto This is the Moment
Nations participating 55 Nations of the Commonwealth
Athletes participating 2,073
Events 205 events in 10 sports
Opening ceremony 24 January 1990
Closing ceremony 3 February 1990
Officially opened by Prince Edward
Queen's Baton Final Runner Mark Todd and Peter Snell
Main venue Mt Smart Stadium

The Opening Ceremony consisted many events including the arrival of The Queen's Representative Prince Edward, arrival of the Queen's Baton and many Māori ceremonial stories.

The Opening Ceremony was concluded by the singing of the games' theme song This is the moment.

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 17 14 27 58


New Zealand was fourth in the medal table in 1990. With a tally of 17 gold medals and a total of 58 medals won this was New Zealand's most successful Commonwealth Games.

Gold[edit]

Athletics:

1st, gold medalist(s) Tania Dixon — Women's High Jump

Boxing:

1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Kenny — Men's Super Heavyweight + 91 kg

Cycling:

1st, gold medalist(s) Gary Anderson — Men's Individual Pursuit (4000 m)
1st, gold medalist(s) Gary Anderson — Men's 10 Mile Scratch Race
1st, gold medalist(s) Gary Anderson, Nigel Donnelly, Glen McLeay and Stuart Williams — Men's Team Pursuit (4000 m)
1st, gold medalist(s) Brian Fowler, Graeme Miller, Ian Richards and Gavin Stevens — Men's Team Time Trial
1st, gold medalist(s) Madonna Harris — Women's Individual Pursuit (3000 m)
1st, gold medalist(s) Graeme Miller — Men's Road Race

Gymnastics:

1st, gold medalist(s) Nikki Jenkins — Women's Vault
1st, gold medalist(s) Angela Subramaniam — Women's Rope

Judo:

1st, gold medalist(s) Brent Cooper — Men's Half Lightweight 65 kg

Lawn Bowls:

1st, gold medalist(s) Judy Howat and Marie Watson — Women's Pairs

Shooting:

1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Carmine and Tony Clarke — Men's 10 m Running Target Pairs
1st, gold medalist(s) Roger Harvey — Men's 50 m Rifle Prone
1st, gold medalist(s) Roger Harvey and Stephen Petterson — Men's 50 m Rifle Prone

Swimming:

1st, gold medalist(s) Anthony Mosse — Men's 200 m Butterfly
1st, gold medalist(s) Anna Simcic — Women's 200 m Backstroke

Silver[edit]

Athletics:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Anne Judkins — Women's 10 km Road Walk
2nd, silver medalist(s) Simon Poelman — Men's Decathlon

Cycling:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Gary Anderson — Men's 1 km Time Trial
2nd, silver medalist(s) Craig Connell — Men's Points Race
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brian Fowler — Men's Road Race

Judo:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Donna Guy-Halkyard — Women's Half Middleweight 57–63 kg
2nd, silver medalist(s) Graeme Spinks — Men's Half Middleweight 78 kg

Lawn Bowls:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Marlene Castle, Adrienne Lambert, Lyn McLean and Rhoda Ryan — Women's Fours
2nd, silver medalist(s) Millie Khan — Women's Singles

Shooting:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Barry O'Neale and Greg Yelavich — Men's 25 m Centre-Fire Pistols Pairs
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stephen Petterson — Men's 50 m Rifle Prone
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brian Read and Greg Yelavich — Men's Free Pistol Pairs

Swimming:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Paul Kingsman — Men's 200 m Backstroke
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anna Simcic — Women's 100 m Backstroke

Bronze[edit]

Athletics:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angus Cooper — Men's Hammer Throw
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gavin Lovegrove — Men's Javelin Throw
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Barbara Moore — Women's 10000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Peter O'Donoghue — Men's 1500 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tracy Phillips — Women's High Jump
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Simon Poelman — Men's Pole Vault

Boxing:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nigel Anderson — Men's Light Heavyweight 75–81 kg
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrew Creery — Men's Light Middleweight 67–71 kg

Cycling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jon Andrews — Men's 1 km Time Trial
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jon Andrews — Men's Sprint
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sue Golder — Women's Sprint

Diving:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nicky Cooney — Women's 3 m Springboard

Gymnastics:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Raewyn Jack — Women's Hoop
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Raewyn Jack — Women's Ribbon
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angela Subramaniam — Women's Ball
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angela Subramaniam — Women's All-Around
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angela Subramaniam — Women's Ribbon

Judo:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nicola Morris — Women's Heavyweight +78 kg
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wayne Watson — Men's Heavyweight +100 kg

Lawn Bowls:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rowan Brassey and Maurice Symes — Men's Pairs
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kevin Darling, Stewart McConnell, Peter Shaw and Phil Skoglund — Men's Fours

Shooting:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tony Clarke — Men's 10 m Running Target
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tim Dodds and John Woolley — Men's Skeet Pairs
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Julian Lawton and Greg Yelavich — Men's 10 m Air Pistol Pairs

Swimming:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ross Anderson, Anthony Mosse, John Steel and Richer Tapper — Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Michelle Burke, Sharon Hanley, Phillippa Langrell and Linda Robinson — Women's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Kingsman — Men's 100 m Backstroke

Triathlon[edit]

At these Games, the Triathlon was a demonstration event; won by Erin Baker (women) and Rick Wells (men), both from New Zealand.


New Zealand team[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Four women competed for New Zealand in the women's road race:[1]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

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