Since retiring from international competition in 2006 after representing New Zealand in long jump at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, four Commonwealth Games and four IAAF World Championships, Chantal Brunner, Olympian 692, has retained close ties to the Olympic movement in New Zealand and internationally.

As the Chair of the NZOC’s Olympians Commission, Chantal leads work to provide New Zealand’s more than 1,300 Olympians opportunities to celebrate their Olympic experience and continue to be engaged in the Olympic Movement and with each other. This is being achieved through initiatives such as our annual Olympians functions, an Olympian Networking programme that offers networking opportunities to connect Olympians.

In tandem with her role on the NZOC’s Olympians’ Commission, Chantal was appointed to the Executive Committee of the World Olympians Association in 2016, which has seen her involved in projects including development of an IOC declaration of Athletes Rights and Responsibilities – an important project to ensure that athletes within the Olympic Movement have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities.

Chantal has was also appointed to the IOC’s Entourage Commission in 2018. This body is tasked with advising the IOC on matters concerning the relationship between athletes, parents, coaches, managers, technical officials, sponsors, media and all other stakeholders that support athletes.  The Commission’s aim is to improve the quality and the level of services to athletes by engaging with and uniting the stakeholders. “It’s an exciting opportunity to influence decisions impacting on athlete welfare that are being made at the highest level of Olympic sport.”

Outside of these commitments, Chantal juggles part time work in the in-house legal team of Les Mills International and being a member of the New Zealand Sports Tribunal with family commitments and is awaiting the imminent arrival of her second baby in early October. Chantal also managed to squeeze in some training and came out of retirement to win her age group long jump at the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017 with a NZ Masters Record jump.

Coach: Johnathon Moyle
Club: Counties Manukau
Qualifying Standard: 6.50m, Qualifying Performance: 6.51m, Auckland Centre Senior Track and Field Meet Auckland, 15 October 2005

2002 World Cup Madrid  5th
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester 5th
2000 Olympic Games Sydney  
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta  
1995 World Track & Field Championships Gotebourg 12th
2006 100m, 200m Long Jump
2005 100m, Long Jump, Triple Jump
2004 100m, Long Jump, Triple Jump
2002 Long Jump
2001 100m, Long Jump
1999 Long Jump
1998 Long jump
1996 100m, 200m, Long Jump
1995 100m, Long Jump
1989 Junior Women 200m
Long Jump  6.68  Brisbane 2001
Long Jump  6.68  Melbourne 1997
Long Jump - 6.68m  Brisbane 2001
100m - 11.64  Brussels 1999
200m - 24.02  Christchurch 2001
Long Jump:  
27th World 2005
6th   Commonwealth 2005
Long Jump:  
6.61  Auckland 2006
6.51  Auckland 2005
6.48  Funchal 2004
6.53  Auckland 2002
6.68  Brisbane 2001
6.66  Flagstaff 2000
6.64  Barcelona 1999
6.65  Melbourne 1998
6.68  Melbourne 1997
6.62  Atlanta 1996
6.43  Gotebourg 1995
Best: 6.61  Auckland Centre Senior Track and Field Meet 7 January 2006
Porritt Classic  Hamilton 14 December 2005 6.46 1st
Northsport Classic Auckland 17 December 2005 6.09 1st
Capital Classic Wellington 13 January 2006 6.29 1st
NZ Nationals  Christchurch 27 January 2006  6.42 1st
Australian Nationals Sydney 2 February 2006  6.47 3rd

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