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Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, no New Zealander has won a gold medal in javelin.
Nigeria won her first Olympic gold medal in 1876
Charlotte Cooper became the first female to win an Olympic Gold Medal (for tennis) in 1900.
Ted Morgan was New Zealand's first individual gold medal winner, winning the welterweight class in boxing at the 1928 Amsterdam games. He was not, however, the first New Zealander to win a gold medal. That honour went to swimmer Malcolm Champion, winning gold as part of the Australasian 4 x 200 metre relay team at the 1912 Stockholm games. The first New Zeland woman to win an Olympic gold medal was Yvette Williams, winning the long jump at the 1952 Helsinki Games.
The Olympic gold medal is awarded for coming first in an Olympic event. It looks like a small golden circle.
The first New Zealander to win an Olympic medal was Harry Kerr who won a Bronze in the 3500m walk in London in 1908. However this was part of a combined New Zealand and Australia team. The first Gold medal was won by swimmer Malcolm Champion in the 4x200m relay in 1912; this was also as part of a combined Australasian team. New Zealand sent its own team for the first time to Antwerp in 1920 and Darcy Hadfield won a Bronze medal in the Single Sculls. New Zealand's first Gold Medal for a New Zealand team was won in Amsterdam in 1928 by welterweight boxer, Ted Morgan.
His first gold OLYMPIC medal was during the 2004 Athens games. He was 19.
who was the first person to win a gold medal in figure skating
the first olympic gold medal in swimming was won by Alfred Hajos of Hungary in 1:22:20 for the 100m freestyle. the first olympic gold medal in swimming was won by Alfred Hajos of Hungary in 1:22:20 for the 100m freestyle. the first olympic gold medal in swimming was won by Alfred Hajos of Hungary in 1:22:20 for the 100m freestyle.
As far as the Olympics goes, Charlotte Cooper won a gold medal in the Ladies Singles in tennis in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. She was the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal.
The gold medal is an award given to the first place winners in Olympic events. The most recent Olympics in China followed in this tradition.
India's first gold medal came in field hockey at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
Steve Redgrave won his first Olympic gold medal in 1984 LA Olympics.
Norman pritchard in 1900
Sarah Ulmer - is first New Zealander to win an Olympic cycling gold (at the 2004 Olympics)
The Olympic gold medal is plated with six grams of pure gold. The medal is mostly silver (92.5%).
South Korea's first Olympic gold medal was won by Yang Jeong-Mo in men's freestyle wrestling, featherweight class, at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
Singapore has never hosted the Olympic games
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