Malcolm Champion

New Zealand Olympian: 4

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There has been surprisingly little written about Auckland swimmer Malcolm Champion, even though he was the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal.

The aptly-named Champion won his gold medal at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, when he was aged 28, as part of the Australasian 4 x 200m freestyle relay team. That was the last Olympics at which Australia and New Zealand competed as a combined team.

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