2022 Commonwealth Games NZ’s Most Successful

“New Zealand’s athletes achieved the country’s greatest ever medal haul at this year’s Commonwealth Games. Now that the Games has concluded, it’s only right that we celebrate their achievements,” Radio New Zealand declared.

“The athletes won a record 20 gold medals at the 2022 Games and 49 medals overall – the most ever won by New Zealand at an away-Games.

“Team New Zealand’s medals were spread across an eclectic range of sports, from the traditional stalwart events to lesser appreciated sports and even some newcomers to the Games.”

Pictured is Cambridge-born squash player Joelle King, 33, who won a gold medal in the mixed doubles, with Greymouth-born Paul Coll, 30, and another in the women’s doubles with Rotorua-born Amanda Landers-Murphy, 31. Shot putter Tom Walsh, 30, from Timaru, also pictured, won a gold in his event, while fellow Aucklander Jacko Gill, 27, took the silver.

Original article by RNZ, August 9, 2022.


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