Jo will be attending her second Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She won a gold medal with Sharon Sims in the pairs at the 2002 Games in Manchester. In 2004 she won a gold in the pairs at World Bowls. Jo is an laround sportsperson having represented Nelson in soccer, softball and cricket.
Melbourne will be Craig’s third Commonwealth Games after Kuala Lumpur and Manchester. He won a silver medal in the 50km walk at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Craig has been the dominant race walker in New Zealand for many years and is the New Zealand record holder for the 20km, 30km and 50km disciplines.
John Walker, the third of New Zealand’s triumvirate of great milers, was very much a man of his times. Whereas his predecessors, Jack Lovelock and Peter Snell, were understated and tended to shy away from publicity, Walker was always comfortable in front of the television cameras.