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|Representing New Zealand|
|Men's canoe sprint|
|1984 Los Angeles||K-2 500 m|
|1984 Los Angeles||K-4 1000 m|
|1988 Seoul||K-2 500 m|
|1988 Seoul||K-2 1000 m|
|1988 Seoul||K-1 500 m|
|1985 Mechelen||K-2 500 m|
|1987 Duisburg||K-1 500 m|
|1987 Duisburg||K-2 1000 m|
|1982 Belgrade||K-2 500 m|
|1987 Duisburg||K-2 500 m|
|1990 Poznań||K-2 10000 m|
Christopher Paul MacDonald, MBE (born 8 January 1960), is a New Zealand sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. He is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's most successful international athletes and holds innumerable international speed records in canoeing.
Competing in three Summer Olympics, MacDonald won five medals. This included three golds (K-2 500 m: 1984, 1988; K-4 1000 m: 1984), one silver (K-2 1000 m: 1988), and one bronze (K-1 500 m: 1988). His five Olympic medals is the record for the most Olympic medals won by a New Zealander, a record he shares with fellow canoeist Ian Ferguson, and equestrian Mark Todd.
In retirement from professional competition, MacDonald has produced many television sports events and programmes including Clash of the Codes (the ultimate sporting challenge) and annually presents the Dragon Boat Festival.
- "Sir Mark Todd overcome with emotion at prospect of sixth Olympic equestrian medal". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 51173, 30 December 1987. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05).
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- Biography at New Zealand Olympic Committee
- Sports-reference.com profile
|Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee
1985 (with: Ian Ferguson)
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