Greatest Games’ Moments
An Observer run-down of the 10 greatest Commonwealth Games’ moments gives two spots to NZ achievers. No. 4: one of the finest middle distance races run, the 1974 1,500m race between John Walker and Tanzania’s Filbert Bavi in which Walker broke the old record and lost to Bavi by fractions, is described as “taking middle-distance running into a new era.” No. 6: NZ winning the Rugby 7s in 1994. Jonah Lomu is credited with bringing prestige to the event and creating the popularity 7s enjoys today.