The Halberg Awards judges were criticised in 1992 when they gave the supreme award to Olympic skiing silver medallist Annelise Coberger ahead of Olympic boardsailing gold medallist Barbara Kendall. It was tough on Kendall, who was New Zealand's first female Olympic gold medallist since Yvette Williams 40 years earlier.

However, the judges' decision became more understandable with the benefit of time.

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