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Nikki Jenkins, gold-medal gymnast, 1990

New Zealand's first medal in an international gymnastics competition was a gold medal for the women's vault. Watch this television news clip from the 1990 Commonwealth Games, held in New Zealand. Aucklander Nikki Jenkins delivered a superb performance to take the gold over more highly favoured Canadian gymnasts. She was then aged 14, making her the youngest-ever New Zealand gold medallist at either the Commonwealth or Olympic Games.

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Mark Derby, 'Indoor sports - Gymnastics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/41045/nikki-jenkins-gold-medal-gymnast-1990 (accessed 16 November 2018)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 17 Jun 2016