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William Arthur Parkin (born 15 February 1952 in Whangarei) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.[1]

Olympic medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's field hockey
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal Team competition

In February 2018, Parkin was found guilty on two charges of indecently assaulting an eleven-year-old girl. He was acquitted of three other charges involving two other complainants.[2] He was sentenced to one year and eight months imprisonment.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sports-reference
  2. ^ https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/101600620/olympic-gold-medalist-arthur-parkin-found-guilty-of-two-indecent-assault-charges-against-a-child#
  3. ^ Hurley, Sam (25 May 2018). "Black Stick and Olympic champion Arthur Parkin jailed for sexual offending". The New Zealand Herald.