Kōrero: Athletics

Nick Willis, 2008

Nick Willis, 2008

Nick Willis was New Zealand's middle-distance star in the early 2000s. He won gold in the 1,500 metres at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and a silver in the 2008 Olympics. He came third in this race at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but was elevated to second place after first-place getter Rashid Ramzi was stripped of his gold medal for doping offences. Eight years later he won bronze in the 1,500 metres at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 

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Photograph by Lawrence Smith

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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - Into the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39971/nick-willis-2008 (accessed 18 April 2024)

He kōrero nā David Colquhoun, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 20 Sep 2016