Nigel Donnelly
Personal information
Born (1968-07-07) 7 July 1968 (age 53)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)

Nigel James Donnelly (born 7 July 1968) is a New Zealand cyclist, who won a gold medal representing his country at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. He also competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Early life and family

Donnelly was born in Christchurch on 7 July 1968, the son of Edward Ernest and Margaret Lucy Donnelly, and was educated at Burnside High School.[1] In 1993, he married Lyndal Maria Smith.[1]

Cycling career

Donnelly represented New Zealand at the 1986 World Junior Cycling Championships.[1] He went on to compete for New Zealand in the men's 4000 m team pursuit at two Olympic Games. At Seoul in 1988, he was a member of the team that placed 14th, while at Barcelona in 1992, the New Zealand men's pursuit team finished in seventh place.[2] He competed in the same event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, winning the gold medal with Gary Anderson, Glen McLeay and Stuart Williams.[3]

Honours and awards

In 1990, Donnelly was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 124. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nigel Donnelly Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Nigel Donnelly". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2019.