Andrew Bird

New Zealand Olympian: 534





Andrew Bird rose to the elite of New Zealand rowing just in time for the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, the last time rowing was held at the Commonwealth Games.

Greymouth-born Bird had moved to the Waikato and developed his skills as a cox by the time coach Richard Webster decided he was the man to guide the coxed four at the Commonwealth Games. The oarsmen – Bird, Nigel Atherfold, Chris White, Bruce Holden and Greg Johnston - won the silver medal and, even more impressively, also won the silver medal at that year’s world championships, in Nottingham, England.

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