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Bruce Kendall
Inducted in 2013
Bruce Kendall not only achieved personal success at the pinnacle of his sport, he also showed and inspired others to follow in his wake
Sporting Category:
  • Yachting
At the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984, aged just 20, he was third in the boardsailing. Four years later in the 1988 Olympic sailing events off Pusan in South Korea, he won the gold medal and thus became the first New Zealand sailor to become a double Olympic medallist.

He was so dominant in the choppy conditions that he led all the way and won the gold with a day to spare.

Four years later, he was fourth and as a coach and mentor has helped other New Zealand windsurfers such as his sister Barbara, Aaron McIntosh and Tom Ashley. 

Sporting Spotlight

Philippa Baker-Hogan and Brenda Lawson

Baker (1963 -), Lawson (1967 -)

Individually and together, Philippa Baker-Hogan and Brenda Lawson were world leaders in rowing in the early 1990s. Between them, they won 47 national premier titles and Baker-Hogan became the first female New Zealander to win a world title when she won the lightweight single sculls in 1991.
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