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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.

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