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New Zealand ‧ ‪2012 ‧ Summer Olympics

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  • Dame Valerie Kasanita Adams
    Valerie Kasanita Adams (formerly known as Valerie Vili), ONZM (born 6 October 1984) is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is the reigning women's Olympic champion and three-time World champion, two-ti...
  • Mahé Drysdale
    Alexander Mahé Owens Drysdale , MNZM (born 19 November 1978 in Melbourne, Australia) is a New Zealand rower and five-time World Champion single sculler. He won Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for S...

New Zealand ‧ ‪2012 ‧ Summer Olympics

New Zealand citizens with life-long Olympic-respect & proud


  • Valerie Adams, athletics, women's shot put
  • Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan, rowing, men's double sculls
  • Hamish Bond and Eric Murray, rowing, men's coxless pair
  • Mahé Drysdale, rowing, men's single sculls
  • Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, sailing, women's 470 class
  • Lisa Carrington, canoeing, women's K1 200 m flatwater


  • Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, sailing, men's 49er
  • Sarah Walker, cycling, women's BMX


  • Andrew Nicholson, Mark Todd, Jock Paget, Caroline Powell and Jonelle Richards, equestrian, team eventing
  • Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown, rowing, women's pair
  • Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent, Aaron Gate, cycling, men's team pursuit
  • Storm Uru, Peter Taylor, rowing, men's lightweight double sculls
  • Simon van Velthooven, cycling, men's kierin