New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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Marise Chamberlain (1935 - )

Marise Chamberlain was undoubtedly an athlete ahead of her time.

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Bob Charles (1936 - )

Sir Bob Charles was the first New Zealander to have won one of golf's majors "the British Open at Lytham and St Anne's in 1963" and for 40 years was the only left-hander to have won a major.

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Don Clarke (1933 - 2002 )

Though his records have been broken, Don Clarke’s status as a supreme All Black fullback remains undimmed.

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Annelise Coberger (1971 - )

In a sport in which New Zealanders, or southern hemisphere skiers generally, barely leave an imprint in the snow, she was for a time the best in the world.

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Bert Cooke (1901 - 1977)

Even 50 years after his career, Cooke was still being described as one of the most instinctively brilliant backs seen in New Zealand, even by people who had never seen him play.

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Jack Cowie (1912 - 1994)

Known as “The Bull”, Cowie was New Zealand’s first great test bowler and ranked with the world’s best.

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Coxed Four, 1968

They were, according to coach Rusty Robertson, the funniest crew you ever saw when they first got together for training at Kerr’s Reach on the Avon in Christchurch.

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Graeme Crosby (1955 - )

Graeme Crosby had a love for speed that was manifested in a brief but spectacularly successful international motorcycling career.

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Lance Cross (1912 - 1989)

Sir Lance Cross had a widely diverse sporting career, from basketball administrator and national coach to a seat on the most powerful body in world sport, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee.

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Martin Crowe (1962 - 2016)

New Zealand has produced some fine batsmen, among them Bert Sutcliffe, Martin Donnelly and Stewie Dempster, but knowledgeable judges rate Martin Crowe the best of them all.

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Leonard Cuff (1866 - 1954)

The Mr Versatile of New Zealand sport in the late 19th century, he was directly responsible for New Zealand and Australia getting in on the ground floor of the Olympic Games (even though New Zealanders didn’t compete at a Games until 1908).

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Stewie Dempster (1903 - 1974)

To look for the quality of Stewie Dempster as a test batsman, it's only necessary to look at the alltime best averages.

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Barrie Devenport (1935 - )

The challenge, to be the first in recorded history, to swim Cook Strait was likened to other sporting challenges such as Roger Bannister’s first sub-four minute mile and Sir Edmund Hillary’s conquest of Everest.

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Cecil Devine (1916 - 1990)

One of the legendary coach drivers in New Zealand in the 19th century was a Tasmanian called Devine.

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Susan Devoy (1964 - )

The bald figures of achievement hardly do justice to Dame Susan Devoy: 11 years of international squash, world champion four times, British Open champion eight times, New Zealand Open champion eight times.

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Rod Dixon (1950 - )

Dixon was one of the most versatile athletes New Zealand has had, running at an elite level over such diverse distances as 1500 metres and the marathon, as well as cross-country.

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Martin Donnelly (1917 - 1999)

He was said to have everything as a test batsman — style and grace, confidence and determination, success and modesty.

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Sandra Edge (1962 - )

Sandra Edge's meritorious mark on New Zealand netball began in 1982 when she captained the national under 21 team at the age of 17.

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Eight, 1971-72

The success of the New Zealand rowing eight at the Munich Olympics in 1972, the same eight that had won the European championship the year before, was one of those wins that seem to transcend sport.

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Eight, 1982

New Zealand has had golden moments in world rowing and 1982 was one of them when the eight won the world title on the lake at Lucerne in Switzerland.

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Jimmy Ellis (1910 - 1972)

Ellis in a career that lasted from 1924 until 1961 set records that today’s jockeys struggle to match.

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Tom Ellison (1867 - 1904)

Tom Ellison was a remarkable figure in the early days of New Zealand rugby and one of the most enduringly influential the game has known.

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Bruce Farr (1949 - )

Bruce Farr is New Zealand’s best-known yacht designer and could also lay claim to being the world’s best-known – or even the best.

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Rita Fatialofa (1963 - )

Rita Fatialofa played netball and softball for New Zealand.

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Ian Ferguson (1952 - )

When Ian Ferguson first competed at an Olympic Games in 1976 and even again when he was one of the tiny team in Moscow in 1980, few would have seen him as one of New Zealand’s greatest sportsmen.

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