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Val Young
Inducted in 1990
If Yvette Williams can justifiably be labelled New Zealand’s best woman athlete, Val Young runs her a close second.
Sporting Category:
  • Athletics
She competed in three Olympics for a best place of fourth in the shot put in Rome in 1960 and her five gold medals in the Commonwealth Games has not been bettered by any other New Zealander.

She won a hat-trick of Commonwealth shot titles in 1958, 1962 and 1966, and also won the discus in 1962 and 1966.

Young came out of retirement to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch in 1974 and was second in the shot.

Young last competed for New Zealand at the Pacific Conference Games in Christchurch, a quarter of a century after she had first donned the black singlet with the silver fern.

She won an astonishing 37 national titles.

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