Nigel Avery

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Nigel Avery
Personal information
Born (1967-08-31) 31 August 1967 (age 51)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight120 kg (260 lb)
Country New Zealand

Nigel Seton Avery (born 31 August 1967) is a former weightlifting competitor for New Zealand. He was born in Auckland.

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur he won a bronze medal in the 105+ kg snatch and the 105+ kg combined total.

He went to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester where he 2 gold medals in the 105+ kg clean and jerk and 105+ kg combined total, and gained a silver medal in the 105+ kg snatch. He was the Closing Ceremony flag bearer for New Zealand.

He competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney placing 17th in the 105+ kg men.

From 1991 - 1996 he was a member of the New Zealand Bobsleigh team.[1]

He has appeared on the TV One program Downsize Me! to show the effect of a high-fat diet on a very fit person.[2]


  1. ^ The Olympic Experience - Nigel Avery - Youth / Growing Up
  2. ^ "Downsize Me! Episode 2". Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2010.

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