15 Feb 2011

Middle distance legend to present Willis with Olympic medal

6:44 pm on 15 February 2011

The 1976 Olympic 1500m gold medallist Sir John Walker will present Nick Willis with his Olympic silver medal at a ceremony in Christchurch on Sunday week.

Willis originally received the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics two and a half years ago, but was upgraded to silver following the disqualification of Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi for a doping violation.

The presentation will be part of an international track meet at QEII Park and will be the first time an Olympic medal has been presented in New Zealand.