At the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, New Zealand's rowing eight won gold and the coxless fours won silver. Rod Dixon, who claimed bronze in the 1500 m, was the only other New Zealand medal winner at these Games.
In his book Our Olympic century (2008), well-known sports writer Joseph Romanos gave his pick of New Zealand's best Olympians. Do you agree with his choices? Add your comments or alternative picks in the Community Contributions section below.