Introducing Bruce Wells
Father, Coach and not one to be found indoors...
N.b. Unfortunately Jossi Wells had to withdraw from The NZ Team heading to the Olympic Winter Games due to injury.
Dick Tayler set the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games alight on the opening day of competition. Dick won the men’s 10,000m in front of a rapturous home crowd. On crossing the line he couldn’t contain his excitement throwing his arms up and leaping in the air. The win was voted the most memorable moment in New Zealand’s sporting history.
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Becoming an Olympian is not an easy task, so what did a few of our Winter Olympic Team have to sacrifice to get the… https://t.co/O7JOm3ygmH
Becoming an Olympian is not an easy task, so what did a few of our Winter Olympic Team have to sacrifice to get there...
#16DaysToGo until the PyeongChang Olympic Games.
Graham May’s weightlifting mishap was one of the most memorable moments of the Christchurch 1974 Commonwealth Games. Graham fell flat on his face while holding a 187.5kg barbell over his head, dropping the bar onto the front row of the audience where Princess Anne was seated. Despite the fall, May went on to win gold in the super heavyweight division.
Later in life May admitted taking steroids before competing in Christchurch and voluntarily decided to hand back his medal. As the drug he used was not illegal at the time, and only banned years after the Games, his offer to hand back his medal was declined.
If you’ve never watched a Ski Cross race before, put it on the must-see list for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, and be prepared for a truly heart-in-your-mouth experience!