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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from New Zealand, with photos when available. These are the best Kiwi Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Kiwi athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Kiwi Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from New Zealand is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Athletes include everything from Benjamin Koons to Georgina Earl.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Kiwi Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from New Zealand?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite New Zealand Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on New Zealand.
Valerie Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from New Zealand
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Valerie Adams


Valerie Kasanita Adams, ONZM is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and three-time Commonwealth champion. She currently holds the New Zealand, Oceanian, Commonwealth and equal World Championship records with a ...more

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Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Shot put

Olympic Country: New Zealand

Date Of Birth: 1984-10-06

Place Of Birth: Rotorua, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty, Oceania, Pacific Ocean, + more

Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics

Nationality: New Zealand

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's shot put

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

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Katherine Calder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from New Zealand
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Katherine Calder is a cross-country skier. ...more

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Olympic Country: New Zealand

Date Of Birth: 1980-09-10

Place Of Birth: Australia, Earth, Oceania, Australia, Australasia

Olympic Sport: Cross-country skiing

Nationality: New Zealand

Weight: 54.0

Olympic Games Participant: 2010 Winter Olympics

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#39 on The Greatest Cross Country Skiers of All Time

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Caroline Frances Meyer, ONZM, formerly known as Caroline Frances Evers-Swindell is a former New Zealand rower. She is 179 cm tall and 80kg. She competed in the double sculls with her identical twin sister Georgina Earl. In November 2005 she and her sister were named Rowing Female Crew of the Year by ...more

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Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Double sculls

Olympic Country: New Zealand

Date Of Birth: 1978-10-10

Place Of Birth: Hastings, New Zealand, Hawke's Bay, Oceania, Pacific Ocean, + more

Olympic Sport: Rowing

Nationality: New Zealand

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's double sculls

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

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Rebecca Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from New Zealand
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Rebecca Sinclair is a professional snowboarder. ...more

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Olympic Country: New Zealand

Date Of Birth: 1991-09-11

Place Of Birth: New Zealand, Oceania, Pacific Ocean, DVD Region 4, World Ocean

Olympic Sport: Snowboarding

Nationality: New Zealand

Weight: 61.0

Olympic Games Participant: 2010 Winter Olympics

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