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Jean Stewart
Inducted in 1990
Jean Stewart, who married champion swimmer Lincoln Hurring, was the outstanding New Zealand woman swimmer of the early 1950s.
Sporting Category:
  • Swimming

At the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, she became the first New Zealand woman to win an Olympic medal when she was third in the 100 metres backstroke.

Two years earlier, she had been second in the 110 yards backstroke at the Empire Games in Auckland and at the following Games in Vancouver in 1954, she was the bronze medalist in the same event.

She won the national 110 yards backstroke title from 1950 to 1954 and again in 1956, the 220 yards from 1950 to 1954 and the 110 yards butterfly in 1953.

Jean and Lincoln’s son Gary Hurring was also a champion swimmer and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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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 19.
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