New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal was won at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam by Ted Morgan in boxing in the welterweight division.
New Zealand's first gold medal in Olympic athletics (track and field) was won by Jack Lovelock in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He won the 1500 meter race in what was then a world record time of 3:47.8.
That was Harry Kerr who won the bronze medal in the 3,500 meter walk at the 1908 Games in London.
That was welterweight Ted Morgan who won gold at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
Jack Lovelock in men's 1500 meter run.
That was Yvette Williams who won gold in long jump at the 1952 Games in Helsinki.
Yvette Williams won her gold medal at the 1952 Games in Helsinki in women's long jump. She was the first woman from New Zealand to win an Olympic gold medal.
Sarah Ulmer lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She is the olympic gold medalist and she won the gold medal for cycling. She is the first woman from New Zealand to win it and she set a record while doing it.Cambridge, New Zealand
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, no New Zealander has won a gold medal in javelin.
New Zealand's only gold medal in the 2000 Olympics was won by Rob Waddell in men's single sculls rowing.