New Zealand at the 1982 Commonwealth Games

New Zealand at the 1982 Commonwealth Games was represented by a team of 112 competitors and 43 officials. Selection of the team for the Games in Brisbane, Australia, was the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association. New Zealand's flagbearer at the opening ceremony was veteran discus thrower Robin Tait. The New Zealand team finished fifth on the medal table, winning a total of 26 medals, five of which were gold.

New Zealand at the
1982 Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF codeNZL
CGANew Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
in Brisbane, Australia
Competitors112
Flag bearersOpening: Robin Tait
Closing:
Officials43
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
5
Silver
8
Bronze
13
Total
26
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario.

Medal tablesEdit

New Zealand was fifth on the medal table in 1982, with a total of 26 medals, including five gold.

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Neroli Fairhall Archery Women's individual
  Gold Anne Audain Athletics Women's 3000 m
  Gold Mike O'Rourke Athletics Men's javelin throw
  Gold Craig Adair Cycling Men's 1 km time trial
  Gold John Woolley Shooting Open skeet
  Silver John Walker Athletics Men's 1500 m
  Silver Clem Captein
Brian Fowler
Graeme Miller
Murray Steele
Cycling Men's 4000 m team pursuit
  Silver Mike McRedmond Cycling Men's 1000 m sprint
  Silver Rowan Brassey
Morgan Moffat
Danny O'Connor
Jim Scott
Lawn bowls Men's fours
  Silver Pearl Dymond
Joyce Osborne
Jennie Simpson
Lawn bowls Women's triples
  Silver Rex Hamilton
Barrie Wickins
Shooting Open free pistol pairs
  Silver Ken Reinsfield Wrestling Men's welterweight
  Silver Steve Reinsfield Wrestling Men's light flyweight
  Bronze Lorraine Moller Athletics Women's 1500 m
  Bronze Lorraine Moller Athletics Women's 3000 m
  Bronze Stephen Walsh Athletics Men's long jump
  Bronze Robin Denton
Steve Wilson
Badminton Mixed doubles
  Bronze Kevin Barry Boxing Men's light heavyweight
  Bronze Stephen Carton
Stephen Cox
Blair Stockwell
Jack Swart
Cycling Men's 100 km team time trial
  Bronze Murray Steele Cycling Men's 1000 m sprint
  Bronze Roger Sumich Cycling Men's road race
  Bronze Mark Graham Diving Men's 3 m springboard
  Bronze Peter Belliss Lawn bowls Men's singles
  Bronze Pamela Croad
Kim Dewar
Melanie Jones
Gail Jonson
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
  Bronze Chris Maddock Wrestling Men's bantamweight
  Bronze Nigel Sargent Wrestling Men's light heavyweight
Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Athletics 2 1 3 6
Cycling 1 2 3 6
Shooting 1 1 0 2
Archery 1 0 0 1
Wrestling 0 2 2 4
Lawn bowls 0 2 1 3
Badminton 0 0 1 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Diving 0 0 1 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 5 8 13 26
Medals by gender
Gender       Total
Male 2 6 9 17
Female 2 1 3 6
Mixed / open 1 1 1 3
Total 5 8 13 26

CompetitorsEdit

The following table lists the number of New Zealand competitors participating at the Games according to gender and sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 0 2 2
Athletics 20 12 32
Badminton 5 3 8
Boxing 6 N/A 6
Cycling 12 N/A 12
Diving 2 2 4
Lawn bowls 7 3 10
Shooting 10 0 10
Swimming 9 6 15
Weightlifting 7 N/A 7
Wrestling 6 N/A 6
Total 84 28 112

ArcheryEdit

Athlete Event Total score Rank
Neroli Fairhall Women's individual 2373 pts  
Ann Shurrock Women's individual 2327 pts 4

AthleticsEdit

Track and roadEdit

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank[i] Result Rank[ii] Result Rank
Anne Audain Women's 3000 m N/A 8:45.53 GR  
Terry Genge Women's 100 m hurdles 13.86 6 N/A Did not advance
Women's 400 m hurdles 1:00.18 6 N/A Did not advance
Michael Gilchrist Men's 1500 m 3:46.08 3 Q N/A 3:44.50 7
Don Greig Men's marathon N/A DNF
Christine Hughes Women's 800 m 2:06.52 3 Q N/A 2:04.87 7
Neil Lowsley Men's 3000 m steeplechase N/A 8:47.23 11
Men's 5000 m N/A 13:45.70 9
Lorraine Moller Women's 1500 m 4:17.45 2 Q N/A 4:12.67  
Women's 3000 m N/A 8:55.76  
Jenny Overall Women's 1500 m 4:33.23 9 N/A Did not advance
Gary Palmer Men's marathon N/A DNF
Mike Parker Men's 30 km walk N/A 2:26:07 11
Peter Renner Men's 3000 m steeplechase N/A 8:34.32 5
Men's 5000 m N/A 13:45.00 8
Kim Robertson Women's 200 m DNS N/A Did not advance
Women's 400 m 53.39 4 Q 52.94 4 Q 53.02 5
Janine Robson Women's 400 m hurdles 1:01.17 5 N/A Did not advance
Dianne Rodger Women's 1500 m 4:16.87 5 q N/A 4:13.10 4
Women's 3000 m N/A 9:06.05 4
Tony Rogers Men's 1500 m 3:45.70 4 q N/A 3:45.11 8
Kevin Ryan Men's marathon N/A 2:13:42 5
Tim Soper Men's 110 m hurdles DNF N/A Did not advance
Kevin Taylor Men's 30 km walk N/A 2:37:37 15
John Walker Men's 800 m 1:54.67 4 Q 1:51.68 4 Q 1:46.23 4
Men's 1500 m 3:47.26 1 Q N/A 3:43.11  
Men's 5000 m N/A DNS
Christine Hughes
Janine Robson
Kim Robertson
Terry Genge
Women's 4 × 400 m relay N/A 3:40.63 6
  1. ^ Ranks given are within the heat
  2. ^ Ranks given are within the semifinal

FieldEdit

Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Pamela Hendren Women's long jump Q 6.33 m 8
Noeline Hodgins Women's long jump Q 6.27 m 9
David Hookway Men's javelin throw N/A 69.72 m 8
Glenda Hughes Women's shot put N/A 14.13 m 9
Terry Lomax Men's high jump N/A 2.10 m 11
Kieran McKee Men's pole vault N/A 4.70 m 7
Mike O'Rourke Men's javelin throw N/A 89.48 m GR  
Mark Robinson Men's discus throw N/A NM
Robin Tait Men's discus throw N/A 54.22 m 8
Roger Te Puni Men's high jump N/A 2.13 m 8
Stephen Walsh Men's long jump N/A 7.75 m  

CombinedEdit

Men's decathlon
Athlete 100 m Long jump Shot put High jump 400 m 110 m hurdles Discus throw Pole vault Javelin throw 1500 m Overall points Rank
Peter Dyer 11.42
705 pts
6.96 m
812 pts
11.92 m
594 pts
1.83 m
707 pts
49.38
833 pts
16.38
714 pts
41.76 m
720 pts
4.30 m
884 pts
59.20 m
751 pts
4:28.99
596 pts
7316 pts 5
Women's heptathlon
Athlete 100 m hurdles Shot put High jump 200 m Long jump Javelin throw 800 m Overall points Rank
Karen Forbes 15.05
743 pts
11.00 m
656 pts
1.65 m
885 pts
25.55
799 pts
5.80 m
862 pts
26.52 m
534 pts
2:18.42
809 pts
5288 pts 9
Terry Genge 14.11
852 pts
12.42 m
745 pts
1.62 m
854 pts
25.33
818 pts
5.91 m
886 pts
34.02 m
669 pts
2:14.96
855 pts
5679 pts 5

BadmintonEdit

SinglesEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Chris Bullen Men's singles Bye   Shaylor (SCO)
W 15–5 15–7
  Sutton (WAL)
W 15–12 15–7
  Yates (ENG)
L 3–15 6–15
Did not advance
Robin Denton Women's singles   Underwood (NIR)
L 7–11 4–11
Did not advance
John Miles Men's singles   Moore (IOM)
W 15–4 15–3
  White (SCO)
L 7–15 15–4 5–15
Did not advance
Graeme Robson Men's singles Bye   Gandhe (IND)
L 9–15 9–15
Did not advance
Allison Sinton Women's singles Bye   Cannell (IOM)
W 11–3 11–1
  Ghia (IND)
L 10–12 8–11
Did not advance
Toni Whittaker Women's singles Bye   Andrews (NIR)
W 11–2 11–0
  Beckman (ENG)
L 3–11 2–11
Did not advance
Steve Wilson Men's singles   Bridge (ENG)
L 4–15 8–15
Did not advance

DoublesEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Chris Bullen
Graeme Robson
Men's doubles N/A Bye   Dew / Yates (ENG)
L 13–15 7–15
Did not advance
Phil Horne
Steve Wilson
Men's doubles N/A   Gallagher / Hamilton (SCO)
W 15–8 15–10
  Freitag / MacDougall (CAN)
L 7–15 15–6 14–18
Did not advance
Robin Denton
Toni Whittaker
Women's doubles N/A Bye   Crossan / Underwood (NIR)
W 15–9 5–15 15–6
  Chapman / Podger (ENG)
L 11–15 3–15
Did not advance
Robin Denton
Steve Wilson
Mixed doubles   Wong / Chan (HKG)
W 18–16 18–16
  Underwood / McIlwaine (NIR)
W 15–4 15–6
  Singh / Singh (IND)
W 15–6 15–2
  Backhouse / Johnson (CAN)
W 15–9 13–18 15–3
  Chapman / Dew (ENG)
L 11–15 10–15
  Cunningham / James (AUS)
W 15–5 15–1
 
Allison Sinton
Phil Horne
Mixed doubles Bye Did not advance
Toni Whittaker
Graeme Robson
Mixed doubles Bye   Tong / Kwok (HKG)
W 15–10 15–2
  Cunningham / James (AUS)
L 15–5 10–15 3–15
Did not advance

TeamsEdit

Athlete Event Group stage Semifinal Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Chris Bullen
Robin Denton
Phil Horne
John Miles
Graeme Robson
Allison Sinton
Toni Whittaker
Steve Wilson
Mixed team   Canada
L 1–4
  Malaysia
W 4–1
  Isle of Man
W 5–0
  Zimbabwe
W 5–0
  Hong Kong
W 5–0
  England
L 0–5
  Australia
L 2–3
4

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Peter Warren Bantamweight N/A   Webb (NIR)
L
Did not advance
Billy Meehan Featherweight N/A   Ruru (PNG)
W
  Konyegwachie (NGR)
L
Did not advance
Michael Sykes Lightweight N/A   Tink (AUS)
L
Did not advance
Apelu Ioane Light welterweight Bye   Ossai (NGR)
L
Did not advance
Steven Renwick Welterweight N/A   Pyatt (ENG)
L
Did not advance
Kevin Barry Light heavyweight N/A   Ah Hoy (SAM)
W
  Mudire (KEN)
W
  Kirisa (UGA)
L WO
Did not advance  

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Stephen Cox Men's individual road race 4:36:36.32 14
Blair Stockwell Men's individual road race 4:40:27.42 20
Roger Sumich Men's individual road race 4:34:41.35  
Jack Swart Men's individual road race 4:36:36.45 15
Stephen Carton
Stephen Cox
Blair Stockwell
Jack Swart
Men's 100 km team time trial 2:10:55.96  

TrackEdit

Men's 1000 m sprint
Athlete Round 1 First-round
repechages
Round 2 Second-round
repechages
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Clem Captein   Wilson (AUS)
L
  Altwasser (CAN)
L
Did not advance
Mike McRedmond   Altwasser (CAN)
W 11.668
Bye   Lacouline (CAN)
W 11.635
Bye   Tinsley (ENG)
W 11.532, W 11.393
  Weller (JAM)
W 11.703, W 11.624
  Tucker (AUS)
L, L
 
Murray Steele   Ongaro (CAN)
L
  Cockerton (ZIM)
W 13.136
  Weller (JAM)
W 12.159
Bye   Wilson (AUS)
W 12.249, L, W 12.189
  Tucker (AUS)
L, L
  Weller (JAM)
W 11.520, W 11.473
 
Men's 1 km time trial
Athlete Time Rank
Craig Adair 1:06.954  
Anthony Cuff 1:10.362 9
Murray Steele 1:07.984 5
Men's 4000 m pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM Rank
Time Rank Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Craig Adair Individual pursuit 4:57.287 5 Q   Wallace (ENG)
L
Did not advance 5
Anthony Cuff Individual pursuit 4:58.088 6 Q   Stieda (CAN)
L
Did not advance 6
Brian Fowler Individual pursuit 4:58.362 8 Q   Turtur (AUS)
L
Did not advance 8
Clem Captein
Brian Fowler
Graeme Miller
Murray Steele
Team pursuit 4:36.038 2 Q N/A   Canada
W 4:30.623
  Australia
L
 
Men's 10 miles scratch race
Athlete Time Rank
Craig Adair 19:57.190 5
Anthony Cuff 20:09.110 23
Graeme Miller 19:57.924 10

DivingEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Kay Cummings Women's 3 m springboard 351.09 13
Women's 10 m platform 301.08 8
Ann Fargher Women's 3 m springboard 377.55 11
Mark Graham Men's 3 m springboard 551.46  
Gary Lamb Men's 3 m springboard 463.32 8

Lawn bowlsEdit

Athlete Event Round robin Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Peter Belliss Men's singles   Corkill
 (NIR)
W 21–3
  Tso
 (HKG)
W 21–10
  Gaunder
 (FIJ)
W 21–11
  Beare
 (ZIM)
L 15–21
  Parrella
 (AUS)
W 21–18
  Hankey
 (ZAM)
W 21–15
  Thackray
 (BOT)
W 21–10
  Gill
 (CAN)
W 21–15
  Green
 (SWZ)
W 21–10
  Windsor
 (ENG)
W 21–15
  Croft
 (PNG)
W 21–6
  Wood
 (SCO)
L 7–21
N/A  
Ian Dickison
Phil Skoglund
Men's pairs   Wales
L 17–24
  Fiji
L 19–21
  Botswana
W 40–8
  Zimbabwe
W 21–17
  Zambia
W 47–5
  Australia
D 16–16
  Canada
W 28–10
  Scotland
L 21–24
  Papua New Guinea
W 30–9
  Northern Ireland
L 16–20
  England
W 25–19
  Kenya
W 50–5
  Hong Kong
L 16–19
  Jersey
D 17–17
N/A 6
Rowan Brassey
Morgan Moffat
Danny O'Connor
Jim Scott
Men's fours   Northern Ireland
L 13–21
  Fiji
W 27–11
  Wales
W 29–11
  Papua New Guinea
W 20–16
  Botswana
W 27–20
  Hong Kong
W 27–14
  England
W 20–19
  Canada
W 39–7
  Australia
L 14–28
  Zambia
W 25–8
  Zimbabwe
W 24–11
  Swaziland
W 41–8
  Scotland
W 19–12
N/A  
Pearl Dymond
Jennifer Simpson
Joyce Osborne
Women's triples   Kenya
W 26–7
  Scotland
W 23–19
  Zambia
L 13–18
  Samoa
L 14–15
  Wales
W 18–14
  Papua New Guinea
W 18–16
  Swaziland
W 28–17
  Canada
W 20–12
  Botswana
W 23–5
  England
W 30–10
  Hong Kong
W 26–12
  Fiji
W 23–7
  Zimbabwe
W 24–14
  Northern Ireland
L 14–20
  Australia
L 11–20
 

ShootingEdit

PistolEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Rex Hamilton Open air pistol 562 10
Open free pistol 537 5
Open centre-fire pistol 545 16
Barrie Wickins Open air pistol 559 13
Open free pistol 532 6
Rex Hamilton
Barrie Wickins
Open air pistol pairs 1113 4
Open free pistol pairs 1075  

RifleEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Leon Griebel Open small-bore rifle prone 1169 12
John Hastie Open full-bore rifle 375 19
Jack Scott Open small-bore rifle prone 1162 18
John Whiteman Open full-bore rifle 383 5
Leon Griebel
Jack Scott
Open small-bore rifle prone pairs 1167 9
John Hastie
John Whiteman
Open full-bore rifle pairs 557 6

ShotgunEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Robin Collins Open trap 178 11
Graham Geater Open trap 169 18
Paul McGowan Open skeet 181 14
John Woolley Open skeet 197 GR  
Robin Collins
Graham Geater
Open trap pairs 176 6
Paul McGowan
John Woolley
Open skeet pairs 187 4

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Brett Austin Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:06.48 7 Q 1:06.62 8
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:26.91 14 Did not advance
Pamela Croad Women's 100 m butterfly 1:07.81 12 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 1:00.34 10 Did not advance
Women's 200 m freestyle 2:13.17 12 Did not advance
Ursula Cross Women's 100 m backstroke 1:06.12 10 Did not advance
Women's 100 m backstroke 2:24.38 11 Did not advance
Mike Davidson Men's 400 m freestyle 4:01.85 10 Did not advance
Men's 1500 m freestyle 16:06.05 11 Did not advance
Kim Dewar Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:16.48 11 Did not advance
Women's 200 m breaststroke 2:44.26 12 Did not advance
Women's 400 m individual medley 5:14.39 12 Did not advance
Grant Forbes Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:06.56 8 Q 1:05.86 6
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:25.59 11 Did not advance
Melanie Jones Women's 100 m backstroke 1:07.95 11 Did not advance
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:22.29 10 Did not advance
Gail Jonson Women's 200 m individual medley 2:25.24 9 Did not advance
Women's 400 m individual medley 5:10.06 11 Did not advance
Mark Kalaugher Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:06.73 10 Did not advance
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:23.32 6 Q 2:22.24 6
Paul Kingsman Men's 100 m backstroke 1:00.45 9 Did not advance
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:09.31 8 Q 2:10.65 8
Anthony Mosse Men's 100 m butterfly 56.40 16 Did not advance
Men's 200 m butterfly 2:03.32 8 Q 2:02.76 7
Murray Parker Men's 100 m butterfly 58.92 24 Did not advance
Men's 100 m freestyle 54.77 22 Did not advance
Men's 200 m freestyle 1:57.33 15 Did not advance
Barry Salisbury Men's 100 m freestyle 54.03 19 Did not advance
Men's 200 m individual medley 2:10.64 8 Q 2:11.79 8
Megan Tohill Women's 100 m butterfly 1:05.04 8 Q 1:05.03 8
Women's 200 m butterfly 2:24.06 10 Did not advance
Rick Wells Men's 100 m freestyle 54.16 20 Did not advance
Men's 200 m freestyle 1:55.05 13 Did not advance
Murray Parker
Barry Salisbury
Mike Davidson
Rick Wells
Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A 3:35.50 6
Rick Wells
Mike Davidson
Murray Parker
Anthony Mosse
Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A 7:46.83 4
Paul Kingsman
Brett Austin
Anthony Mosse
Barry Salisbury
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay N/A 3:56.58 5
Pamela Croad
Melanie Jones
Kim Dewar
Gail Jonson
Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A 4:07.14  
Ursula Cross
Kim Dewar
Megan Tohill
Pamela Croad
Women's 4 × 100 m medley relay N/A 4:33.97 4

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean and jerk Total Rank
Kevin Judson Featherweight 100.0 kg 127.5 kg 227.5 kg 5
Terry Williams Lightweight 110.0 kg 145.0 kg 255.0 kg 7
Michael Bernard Middleweight 125.0 kg 165.0 kg 290.0 kg 5
Phillip Sue Middleweight 125.0 kg 160.0 kg 285.0 kg 6
Allister Nalder Light heavyweight 132.5 kg 165.0 kg 297.5 kg 6
Peter Back Middle heavyweight 130.0 kg 172.5 kg 302.5 kg 7
John Callaghan Middle heavyweight 145.0 kg 172.5 kg 317.5 kg 6

WrestlingEdit

Athlete Event Elimination rounds Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Steve Reinsfield Light flyweight   Steain (AUS)
W 4–0
  Cooper (CAN)
W 3.5–0.5
  Sarang (IND)
L 0–4
 
Graeme Hawkins Flyweight   Proctor (SCO)
W 4–0
  Hoyt (AUS)
L 0–2
4
Chris Maddock Bantamweight   Kumar (IND)
L 0.5–3.5
  Cumming (AUS)
W 4–0
  Ubakha (NGR)
W 3–1
 
Tony Goodrick Featherweight   Dunbar (ENG)
W 3–1
  Brown (AUS)
L 1–3
  Atasie (NGR)
L 1–3
4
Ken Reinsfield Welterweight   Halpin (SCO)
W 4–0
  Green (AUS)
W 3–1
  Singh (IND)
L 1–3
 
Nigel Sargent Light heavyweight   Davis (CAN)
L 0.5–3.5
  Balogun (NGR)
W 4–0
  Weir (NIR)
W 4–0
 

OfficialsEdit

See alsoEdit

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