New Zealand at the
1986 Commonwealth Games
CGF codeNZL
CGANew Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
in Edinburgh, Scotland
Competitors127
Flag bearersOpening: Stephanie Foster
Closing:
Officials45
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
8
Silver
16
Bronze
14
Total
38
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

New Zealand at the 1986 Commonwealth Games was represented by a team of 127 competitors and 45 officials. Selection of the team for the Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, was the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association. New Zealand's flagbearer at the opening ceremony was sculler Stephanie Foster. The New Zealand team finished fourth on the medal table, winning a total of 38 medals, eight of which were gold.

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario.

Medal tables

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Jimmy Peau Boxing Men's heavyweight
 Gold Ian Dickison Lawn bowls Men's singles
 Gold Robin Clarke
Stephanie Foster
Rowing Women's double scull
 Gold Stephanie Foster Rowing Women's single scull
 Gold Greg Yelavich Shooting Open air pistol
 Gold Greg Yelavich Shooting Open free pistol
 Gold Sylvia Hume Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke
 Gold Anthony Mosse Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly
 Silver Anne Audain Athletics Women's 10,000 m
 Silver Lorraine Moller Athletics Women's marathon
 Silver Gary Anderson Cycling Men's 1 km time trial
 Silver Gary Anderson
Russell Clune
Stephen Swart
Andrew Whitford
Cycling Men's 4000 m team pursuit
 Silver Blair Cox
Greg Fraine
Paul Leitch
Graeme Miller
Cycling Men's 100 km team time trial
 Silver Brian Fowler Cycling Men's individual road race
 Silver Nigel Atherfold
Andrew Bird
Bruce Holden
Greg Johnston
Chris White
Rowing Men's coxed four
 Silver Philippa Baker
Andrew Bird
Bruce Holden
Greg Johnston
Chris White
Rowing Women's lightweight single scull
 Silver Neil Gibson
Shane O'Brien
Andrew Stevenson
Don Symon
Rowing Men's coxless four
 Silver Barrie Mabbott
Ian Wright
Rowing Men's coxless pair
 Silver Paul Kingsman Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke
 Silver Paul Kingsman Swimming Men's 200 m backstroke
 Silver Anthony Mosse Swimming Men's 100 m butterfly
 Silver Clayton Chelley Weightlifting Men's bantamweight
 Silver Robert Algie Wrestling Men's heavyweight
 Silver Steve Reinsfield Wrestling Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Gavin Lovegrove Athletics Men's javelin throw
 Bronze Simon Poelman Athletics Men's decathlon
 Bronze Kerrin Harrison
Glenn Stewart
Badminton Men's doubles
 Bronze Johnny Wallace Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Gary Anderson Cycling Men's 10 mile scratch race
 Bronze Gary Anderson Cycling Men's 4000 m individual pursuit
 Bronze Mike Burrell
Neil Gibson
Andy Hay
Barrie Mabbott
Shane O'Brien
Andrew Stevenson
Don Symon
Carl Vincent
Ian Wright
Rowing Men's eight
 Bronze Eric Verdonk Rowing Men's single scull
 Bronze John Farrell
John Woolley
Shooting Open skeet pairs
 Bronze Rex Hamilton
Barry O'Neale
Shooting Open centre-fire pistol pairs
 Bronze Barrie Wickins
Greg Yelavich
Shooting Open air pistol pairs
 Bronze Mike Davidson Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
 Bronze Katie Sadleir Synchronised
swimming
Women's solo
 Bronze Stephen Bell Wrestling Men's featherweight
Medals by sport
Sport
Total
Rowing 2 4 2 8
Swimming 2 3 1 6
Shooting 2 0 3 5
Boxing 1 0 1 2
Lawn bowls 1 0 0 1
Cycling 0 4 2 6
Athletics 0 2 2 4
Wrestling 0 2 1 3
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Badminton 0 0 1 1
Synchronised swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 8 16 14 38
Medals by gender
Gender
Total
Male 3 13 10 26
Female 3 3 1 7
Mixed / open 2 0 3 5
Total 8 16 14 38

Competitors

The following table lists the number of New Zealand competitors participating at the Games according to gender and sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 13 12 25
Badminton 4 4 8
Boxing 5 N/A 5
Cycling 15 N/A 15
Diving 2 1 3
Lawn bowls 7 7 14
Rowing 21 2 23
Shooting 11 0 11
Swimming 9 4 13
Synchronised swimming N/A 1 1
Weightlifting 4 N/A 4
Wrestling 5 N/A 5
Total 96 31 127

Athletics

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Badminton

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Boxing

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Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Shane Buckley Bantamweight  Evans (CAN)
L
Did not advance
Johnny Wallace Featherweight Bye  Mkangala (MAW)
W
 Downey (CAN)
L
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Apelu Ioane Light welterweight Bye  Clencie (AUS)
L
Did not advance
Raeli Raeli Light heavyweight N/A  Kosolofski (CAN)
L
Did not advance
Jimmy Peau Heavyweight N/A Bye  D'Amico (CAN)
W
 Young (SCO)
W
1st place, gold medalist(s)

Cycling

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Diving

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Athlete Event Points Rank
Nicky Cooney Women's 3 m springboard 469.62 5
Mark Graham Men's 3 m springboard 478.14 13
Raymond Vallance Men's 3 m springboard 528.21 9
Men's 10 m platform 449.37 11

Lawn bowls

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Rowing

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Shooting

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Swimming

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Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Ross Anderson Men's 100 m butterfly 55.66 6 Q 55.93 7
Men's 200 m butterfly 2:03.01 6 Q 2:02.96 8
Men's 100 m freestyle 52.83 12 Did not advance
Carmel Clark Women's 100 m backstroke 1:05.49 7 Q 1:05.34 7
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:19.36 4 Q 2:19.29 5
Women's 200 m individual medley 2:24.43 11 Did not advance
Mike Davidson Men's 200 m freestyle 1:57.89 13 Did not advance
Men's 400 m freestyle 3:58.96 6 Q 3:56.96 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:55.23 7 Q 15:38.54 6
Grant Forbes Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:05.89 8 Q 1:06.34 8
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:24.89 12 Did not advance
Brent Foster Men's 200 m freestyle 1:59.07 16 Did not advance
Men's 400 m freestyle 4:15.75 14 Did not advance
Men's 200 m individual medley 2:14.25 13 Did not advance
Men's 400 m individual medley 4:43.33 11 Did not advance
Sylvia Hume Women's 100 m backstroke 1:05.02 3 Q 1:04.00 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:21.95 9 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 1:01.83 22 Did not advance
Gary Hurring Men's 100 m backstroke 58.97 11 Did not advance
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:10.20 14 Did not advance
Paul Kingsman Men's 100 m backstroke 57.76 2 Q 57.17 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:05.19 3 Q 2:02.90 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Richard Lockhart Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:06.74 13 Did not advance
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:25.50 13 Did not advance
Fiona McLay Women's 100 m freestyle 59.62 11 Did not advance
Women's 200 m freestyle 2:04.95 4 Q 2:04.01 4
Women's 400 m freestyle 4:32.52 14 Did not advance
Anthony Mosse Men's 100 m butterfly 54.61 2 Q 54.31 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Men's 200 m butterfly 2:00.26 2 Q 1:57.27 GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kirk Torrance Men's 100 m backstroke 58.81 9 Did not advance
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:06.63 8 Q 2:07.79 8
Men's 100 m butterfly 58.10 15 Did not advance
Kerrylyne Torrance Women's 100 m backstroke 1:06.16 10 Did not advance
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:21.45 7 Q 2:19.87 6
Women's 100 m butterfly 1:05.64 12 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 1:02.44 24 Did not advance
Paul Kingsman
Anthony Mosse
Grant Forbes
Ross Anderson
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay 3:54.84 3 Q 3:48.58 4
Carmel Clark
Fiona McLay
Kerrylyne Torrance
Sylvia Hume
Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A 4:02.43 5

Synchronised swimming

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Athlete Event Points Rank
Katie Sadleir Women's solo 175.08 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Weightlifting

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Athlete Event Snatch Clean and jerk Total Rank
Clayton Chelley Bantamweight 95.0 kg 122.5 kg 217.5 kg 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Michael Bernard Light heavyweight NVL DNF
Allister Nalder Middle heavyweight 147.5 kg NVL DNF
Kevin Blake Sub heavyweight 147.5 kg 175.0 kg 322.5 kg 5

Wrestling

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Athlete Event Group rounds Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Shane Stannett Flyweight  McAlary (AUS)
L
 Giordmania (MLT)
W
 Donohue (ENG)
L
4
Steve Reinsfield Bantamweight  Farrugia (MLT)
W
 Nedley (SCO)
W
 Ostberg (CAN)
L
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Stephen Bell Bantamweight  Bowman (NIR)
W
 Hughes (CAN)
L
 Beswick (ENG)
W
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Zane Coleman Welterweight  Marsh (AUS)
L
 McNeil (SCO)
L
Did not advance
Robert Algie Heavyweight  Kilpin (ENG)
W
 Robertson (SCO)
W
 Davis (CAN)
L
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Officials

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See also