Kōrero: Olympic and Commonwealth games

Peter Snell, Rome, 1960 (1 o 4)

Peter Snell, Rome, 1960

Runner Peter Snell crosses the line to win the 800 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Snell, at this time a rank outsider, came in just ahead of world-record-holder Roger Moens of Belgium. New Zealand runners made an excellent showing at Rome, a tribute to the coaching techniques of Arthur Lydiard, who trained Snell, as well as 5,000-metres gold-medallist Murray Halberg and marathon bronze-medallist Barry Magee.

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New Zealand Olympic Museum – He Pataka Taumahekeheke, New Zealand Olympic Committee

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - Athletic achievements at the Olympics – 1950s and early 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37894/peter-snell-rome-1960 (accessed 26 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Joseph Romanos, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016