John Hunter
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Andrew Hunter
Born (1943-11-08) 8 November 1943 (age 78)[1]
Christchurch, New Zealand
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight96 kg (212 lb)[1]

John Andrew Hunter (born 8 November 1943) is a former New Zealand rower who won a gold Olympic medal in his career.

Hunter was born in 1943 in Christchurch, New Zealand.[2] At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich he teamed with Dick Joyce, Wybo Veldman, Tony Hurt, Lindsay Wilson, Joe Earl, Trevor Coker and Gary Robertson and Simon Dickie (cox) to win the gold medal in the eights. Hunter had previously been a member of the eight which finished fourth at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He was also the Rowing Manager for the New Zealand team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Hunter was later an engineering consultant in Christchurch.[3] He was employed by the New Zealand Ministry of Works and was involved in the expansion of Christchurch International Airport.[2] As a rowing coach, he managed many teams including some of the teams at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Hunter". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "John Hunter". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ Maddaford, Terry (26 July 2002). "Rowing: Stroking aside the decades". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 October 2016.