Precious McKenzie

Commonwealth

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Precious McKenzie was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1936 and won three Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medals for England before throwing in his lot with New Zealand.

The impish, wise-cracking McKenzie captured the hearts of New Zealanders when he competed at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games. He won the bantamweight gold medal for England, his third consecutive Games gold. And he still wasn't finished.

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