Barbara Kendall

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Barbara Kendall, CNZM MBE

Boardsailor Barbara Kendall became the second New Zealand woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal when she won at the Barcelona Games in 1992. (The first was long-jumper Yvette Williams some 40 years earlier.) She followed this success by winning a silver medal at the Atlanta Games in 1998, bronze in 2000 in Sydney. 

Kendall also competed at the 2004 Games in Athens and 2008 Games in Beijing, making her the first woman from New Zealand to compete at five Olympic Games. She has served as a New Zealand Olympic Ambassador since 2010.

Listen to this Radio New Zealand news bulletin from 3 August 1992 announcing her gold medal success – and a short interview with Kendall in Barcelona.

Find out more about Barbara Kendall:

Read Kendall's Olympic profile page. 

See more on Barbara Kendall's own website

Image: courtesy of Barbara Kendall.

Catalogue Reference 9601

Year 1992


Newsreader: Hewitt Humphrey, Morning Report, RNZ National

Excerpt: 0:01:05

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