David Aspin
Personal information
Full nameDavid Anthony Aspin
Born24 June 1950 (1950-06-24) (age 72)
Waiuku, New Zealand
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1974 Christchurch Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Edinburgh Middleweight

David Anthony Aspin (born 24 June 1950) is a wrestler from Waiuku, New Zealand.[1] He competed in the freestyle wrestling discipline, where he was the 1974 Commonwealth Games champion and 1970 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, in the middleweight category.[2] He was also New Zealand's flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 1972 Summer Olympics, in Munich, and at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.[3] Aspin and Arthur Porritt are the only New Zealand Olympians to have carried the flag at two different Olympics.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "David Aspin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2008.
  2. ^ "David Aspin". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 15 August 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Mighty Mahe to carry the flag". Stuff. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2008.