Story: South Canterbury region

Lovelock memorial

Lovelock memorial

In 1936 Jack Lovelock became the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics, for the 1,500 metres at Berlin. He had attended Timaru Boys’ High School, and this memorial to his achievements stands in the grounds of the school.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Sport, culture, society and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017