Marise Chamberlain was an athlete ahead of her time. She remains New Zealand's only female Olympic track medallist and for four decades was the fastest New Zealand woman over 800m. She set world records over distances from 440 yards to the mile.

Chamberlain won the silver medal in the Empire Games half-mile at Perth in 1962 and the Olympic 800m bronze at Tokyo two years later. She'd have won a gold medal at the 1966 Kingston Empire Games but for a tragic stumble near the finish line.

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Marise's Games History