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Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, no New Zealander has won a gold medal in javelin.
Valerie Vili did that
New Zealand's first individual gold medal was won in 1928. Boxer Ted Morgan won gold in the welterweight class at the Amsterdam Olympics. Morgan took first prize as a virtual unknown and fought under the handicap of a dislocated little finger.
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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.
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.
Mahé Drysdale won the Gold Medal for Men's single sculls
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, no athlete representing New Zealand has won an Olympic medal in gymnastics.
That was Malcolm Champion who swam as part of the 1912 gold medal winning 4x200 meter freestyle relay team for the Olympic team that was known as Australasia. Australasia was a team that competed in the 1908 and 1912 Games that was comprised of Australian and New Zealand athletes.
Sarah Ulmer - is first New Zealander to win an Olympic cycling gold (at the 2004 Olympics)
That was Annelise Coberger who won silver in women's slalom skiing at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville.
Ted Morgan a welterweight boxer in the 1928 Amsterdam games in Holland. Sea travel took so long back then that by the time he arrived back in New Zealand, the country had moved on. So Ted never had the full recognition as a national Olympic hero.
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valerie adams . No! Wrong answer. Valerie Adams is a shot putter from New Zealand and was not the first person to win Gold Medal. The first person , ever, to win the Gold Medal was Leonidas Pyrgos of Greece. He won the medal in Fencing at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens.
The first New Zealanders that won medals were the three that were members of the 1908 Australasia rugby union team that won gold at the 1908 Games, Herry Kerr, Henry St. Aubyn Murray, and Arthur Rowland. Australasia was the name of the team in 1908 and 1912 that was comprised of Australian and New Zealand athletes. New Zealand first competed as an independent nation in 1920. The first to win a medal was Clarence Hadfield D'Arcy who won bronze at the 1920 Games in men's single sculls rowing.
That was a silver medal won by Annalise Coberger in alpine slalom skiing at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville.
Malcolm Champion, a swimmer who won gold in 1912 as part if the Australasian (Australia and New Zealand) 4x200m Relay. The first individual gold medal was won by boxer Ted Morgan in 1928.
New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal was won at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam by Ted Morgan in boxing in the welterweight division.
The first New Zealander to climb and reach the summit of Mount Everest was Edmund Hillary. He reached the top on the 29th May 1953.
Ted Morgan (Boxing) (1928).
A New Zealander is a person from the country of New Zealand.