Noel Mills

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Noel Mills
Personal information
Birth name Noel Edward Mills[1]
Born (1944-01-13)13 January 1944
Auckland, New Zealand
Died 8 December 2004 (2004-12-09) (aged 60)
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Sport
Sport Rowing
Club Whakatane Rowing Club

Noel Edward Mills (13 January 1944 – 8 December 2004) was a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic silver medal at 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

Mills was born in 1944 in Auckland, New Zealand.[2] He teamed with Dick Tonks, Dudley Storey and Ross Collinge to win the silver medal in the coxless four at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.[3] In the following year, he won a silver medal at the European Rowing Championships in Moscow, Soviet Union, in the men's pair with Wybo Veldman.[4] He won a bronze medal in the coxed eight at the 1978 World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.[5] After retiring from international rowing, Mills coached at his Whakatane Rowing Club for many years.[2] He moved to Brisbane, Australia in the late 1990s and had a property development company with his son.[2]

Mills died on 8 December 2004.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Noel Mills". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Noel Mills". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "New Zealand Rowing at the 1972 München Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "(M2-) Men's Pair - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "(M8+) Men's Eight - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 29 September 2016.