Story: Swimming

Danyon Loader, 1996

Danyon Loader, 1996

A huge crowd welcomed Danyon Loader back to his home town of Dunedin after he won two gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Here an emotional Loader is flanked by Olympic chef de mission Dave Gerrard (left) and his coach Duncan Laing (right). Loader paid tribute to Laing: 'He is a tremendous coach and I think he's just hitting his prime – he's just great.' Both men were subsequently inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, joining Gerrard, who was already inducted.

Using this item

Otago Daily Times
Reference: 7 August 1996
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

John McBeth, 'Swimming - Great swimmers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by John McBeth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015