Talk:List of New Zealand Olympic medallists

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Would anyone be opposed to this being moved to New Zealand at the Summer Olympics to match the format used by many other countries? See Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports Olympics/Articles. -- Chuq 03:50, 28 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Hmm, I don't like that idea Chuq. If it ain't broke..........! It is not a Summer Olympics article and was not intended to be. It is a record of NZ all-time medallists, summer/winter, just as we might have a record of politicians, artists, or whatever. It nicely stands alone as intended. I would hope that if similar records are written for other countries they could have a similar encyclopedic presentation. Incidentally, that box thingie might work for USA, China etc, but for small countries it would look horribly underwhelming. Cheers.Moriori 05:00, Aug 28, 2004 (UTC)
Fair enough - I just thought there might be some duplication between the articles. -- Chuq 05:08, 28 Aug 2004 (UTC)

The "O" in Olympic should be capitalized, however. RickK 05:22, Aug 28, 2004 (UTC)

The Triathlon medalists have been listed as being part of Athletics when this is blatantly wrong because Triathlon is a completely separate sport, hence I've removed the word athletics from where it shouldn't be. Mathmo

Chris MacDonald[edit]

Is actually Paul MacDonald... and is again.

Medals per head of population[edit]

The international media has often reported that New Zealand punches well above its weight in Olympic Games competition, and on a medals to population basis, New Zealand ranks second only to Jamaica.

I'm a bit suspicious of this statistic, as it doesn't have a citation. (My suspicion has nothing to do with me being an Aussie, mind you ...) Andjam 09:45, 5 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most successful Olympians?[edit]

I think the little box at the bottom of the page needs to go (or be amended). It has the intro New Zealanders who have won three or more Olympic medals under the subheading Most successful Olympians. As much as I admire Barbara Kendall, she has only ever won one gold, but the Evers-Swindells have both won two golds. Olympic success is conventionally listed as per the 2008 Summer Olympics medal table, where we see that China with 27 golds is top of the list over the US who have 16 golds, but actually seven more medals overall. Comments? Kaiwhakahaere (talk) 23:55, 16 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, Snell with three golds should be ahed of Tait with one gold. Kaiwhakahaere (talk) 23:58, 16 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When I compiled the table 3 medals seemed a reasonable cutoff. Two medals of any colour would make too large a table. A minimum of 2 Golds would leave out Tait and Kendall but only add, at that time, Dick Joyce. A separate table sorted by Golds, minimum 2 would resolve this issue but there would be a lot of overlap between the two. Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 02:49, 20 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
An anonymous user has changed the table by adding the Evers-Swindells and using the IOC ranking system. Presumably they have not bothered to read this discussion page as they did not included Dick Joyce. I have done this and explained the criteria for inclusion in the table (3 medals or 2 Golds). Any objections/suggestions? DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 09:26, 20 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh dear! I forgot Alan Thompson! How embarrassing. DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 11:45, 22 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Youngest medallists[edit]

The list is now so long that it is essentially listcruft. It should be superlatives only: youngest male/female, medallist/gold medallist, individual/team. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DerbyCountyinNZ (talkcontribs) 05:28, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm in agreement here, don't need all medallist under 22 and dont know why that was even chosen as the age. Should be Youngest Male/female ever and youngest gold if different from the youngest ever. Don't mind also Summer vs winter too but other thing it's seriously misses is References too. — NZFC(talk)(cont) 06:59, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, it previously was a list of some firsts with some random others thrown in, all going up to age 21. First I tried to reduce this to age 20, which DerbyCountyinNZ reverted. I then added everyone up to and including 21. That list is now complete. As you may have seen, I've added the fist references to the list. There is zero trouble adding the remaining references to this list as per what I've already done, and it is what I was planning on doing. But if this list isn't appreciated in the first instance, I won't bother. And further to that, I suspect when I add references, I will come across more dates that are wrong; have already fixed some but date accuracy hasn't been my focus yet. Happy to do that, but only if the list in its current form is desired. Schwede66 07:18, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually my revert was to add back Danyon Loader as the youngest individual medallist, I was not interested in any age limit, and I didn't expect the list to more than double in size if it was restricted to under 22. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 09:49, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry Schwede66 I don't mean to put down the work you've already done. Be good to get a concensus on what the table should be though and I do feel it should be more on our Youngest ever medallist instead of our medallist under a certain age which currently is already over 30 people. I just think that will be cleaner and all the medalists are listed in the one above already too — NZFC(talk)(cont) 08:14, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many of the young medallists are part of a team and the table above does not and cannot convey the young ages. Schwede66 18:31, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Right. The list has been shortened to "20 years and younger". Are we all in agreement that this is now ok? If so, I shall get on with referencing what's there. Schwede66 05:23, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So, no mention of Danton Loader as the youngest individual gold medallist? DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 05:52, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lcmortensen did the trimming and might explain. Schwede66 08:51, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I didn't realise there was a discussion going on! The original 21 or younger limit was to include Danyon Loader's gold medal. However, once all the other 21yo medallists were included, it makes for a long list, so I cut it back one year to 20 and under. If there is a significant medal or medallist outside the range, then it could be added as a note under the table - for example, the table of longest non-parole periods in life imprisonment in New Zealand ends at 20 years, but the longest non-parole period by a woman is 19 years, so is added as a note. Lcmortensen (mailbox)