New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand at the
2006 Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Melbourne, Australia
Competitors 249 in 19 sports
Flag bearer Opening: Hamish Carter
Closing: Greg Yelavich
Medals
Ranked 9thth
Gold Silver Bronze Total
6 12 13 31
Officials 119
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
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New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was represented by 249 athletes competing in over 19 disciplines, with 119 officials. This was the largest team that New Zealand had ever sent to a Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand has competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first British Empire Games in 1930, and is one of only six teams to have done so. Selection is the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

New Zealand did not perform nearly as well as expected, recording their worst performance since 1982. They had been expected to return with forty or fifty medals, but won only 31, finishing ninth.

The flag bearer for the opening ceremony was Hamish Carter — the reigning Olympic triathlon champion. At the closing ceremony Greg Yelavich who had competed since the 1986 Games and won the most Commonwealth Games medals (11) of any New Zealander was flagbearer.

Medals[edit]

   Gold       Silver       Bronze    Total
New Zealand New Zealand 6 12 13 31

Gold[edit]

Athletics:

1st, gold medalist(s) Valerie Vili, Women's Shot Put
1st, gold medalist(s) Nick Willis, Men's 1500 m

Netball:

1st, gold medalist(s) Leana de Bruin, Belinda Colling, Vilimaina Davu, Temepara George, Laura Langman, Jessica Tuki, Anna Rowberry, Anna Scarlett, Maria Tutaia, Irene Van Dyk, Casey Williams & Adine Wilson, Women's Netball

Rugby Sevens:

1st, gold medalist(s) Sosene Anesi, Josh Blackie, Tamati Ellison, Nigel Hunt, Tafai Ioasa, Cory Jane, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Lote Raikabula, Amasio Valence, Alando Soakai & Onosai Tololima-Auva'a, Men's Rugby Sevens

Shooting:

1st, gold medalist(s) Graeme Ede, Men's Trap

Swimming:

1st, gold medalist(s) Moss Burmester, Men's 200 m Butterfly

Silver[edit]

Athletics:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Tony Sargisson, Men's 50 km Walk

Badminton:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Sara Runesten-Petersen & Daniel Shirley, Mixed Doubles

Basketball:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Ed Book, Dillon Boucher, Pero Cameron, Casey Frank, Paul Henare, Mike Homik, Troy McLean, Aaron Olson, Tony Rampton, Lindsay Tait, Mika Vukona & Paora Winitana, Men's Basketball
2nd, silver medalist(s) Micaela Cocks, Rebecca Cotton, Aneka Kerr, Donna Loffhagen, Angela Marino, Jessica McCormack, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe, Lisa Pardon, Charmian Purcell, Jody Tini, Lisa Wallbutton & Nonila Wharemate, Women's Basketball

Cycling:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Rosara Joseph, Women's Cross Country
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hayden Roulston, Men's Points Race

Shooting:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Juliet Etherington, Women's 50 m Rifle Prone
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gregory Yelavich, Men's 25 m Centre Fire Pistol

Squash:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Shelley Kitchen & Tamsyn Leevey, Women's Doubles

Swimming:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Dean Kent, Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Triathlon:

2nd, silver medalist(s) Bevan Docherty, Men's Individual
2nd, silver medalist(s) Samantha Warriner, Women's Individual

Bronze[edit]

Athletics:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angela McKee, Women's High Jump

Cycling:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gordon McCauley, Men's Time Trial
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hayden Godfrey, Tim Gudsell, Peter Latham, & Marc Ryan, Men's Team Pursuit

Lawn Bowls:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jan Khan & Marina Khan, Women's Pairs

Shooting:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Juliet Etherington & Kathryn Mead, Women's 50 m Prone Rifle Pair

Squash:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shelley Kitchen, Women's Singles

Swimming:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Moss Burmester, Men's 100 m Butterfly
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cameron Gibson, Men's 200 m Backstroke
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hannah McLean, Women's 200 m Backstroke
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lauren Boyle, Alison Fitch, Melissa Ingram & Helen Norfolk, Women's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Synchronised Swimming:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lisa Daniels & Nina Daniels, Synchronised Swimming Duets

Triathlon:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrea Hewitt, Women's Individual

Weightlifting:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Keisha-Dean Soffe, Women's +75 kg

New Zealand's Commonwealth Games Team 2006[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Synchronized Swimming[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Women's Team Competition[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Mountain biking[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Track cycling[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team[edit]

Head Coach: Kevin Towns

Women's Team[edit]

Head Coach: Ian Rutledge

Gymnastics[edit]

Lawn Bowls[edit]

Head Coach: Peter Belliss

Netball[edit]

Rugby Sevens[edit]

Shooting[edit]

(incomplete)

Squash[edit]

Table Tennis[edit]

Triathlon[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Note[edit]

* – athletes with known injuries at time of selection who are required to prove full fitness by 15 January 2006.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

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