Story: Lovelock, John Edward

Lovelock memorial

Lovelock memorial

In 1936 Jack Lovelock became the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics, for the 1,500 metres at Berlin. He had attended Timaru Boys’ High School, and this memorial to his achievements stands in the grounds of the school.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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How to cite this page:

Roger Robinson. 'Lovelock, John Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998, updated January, 2002. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4l14/lovelock-john-edward (accessed 13 April 2021)