John Hunter

New Zealand Olympian: 228



It might be the ultimate cliché, but the bespectacled Hunter was regarded as one of the deepest thinkers among the great rowers of the early 1970s. The bearded Hunter wore a studious look and thought deeply about his sport.

Hunter, rowing at No 5 in the eight-oar boat, won an Olympic gold medal in 1972, having suffered the shattering disappointment of finishing fourth in the eights final in 1968.

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