31 Aug 2023

NZ Sporting History with Precious McKenzie

From Afternoons, 2:25 pm on 31 August 2023

Today's Sporting History is with one of New Zealand's best ever known weightlifters, Precious McKenzie.

He was also the first athlete in any sport to win four gold medals at four consecutive Commonwealth Games.

Originally from South Africa he competed for England after being told he could only compete for South Africa if he was segregated. He then went on to move to New Zealand and in 1978 he won his final medal for us at the Edmonton Commonwealth Games.

Precious McKenzie lifting Jesse Mulligan

Photo: supplied / Precious McKenzie