Recreation

Canterbury Olympians 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing.

185 athletes represented New Zealand. Many had Canterbury links, either by birth or residence.

  • Rebecca Wardell (athletics)
  • Clare Bodensteiner, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe, Natalie Purcell, Lisa Wallbutton, Nonila Wharemate, Suzie Bates (basketball)
  • Joanne Kiesanowski, Hayden Roulston, Marc Ryan (cycling)
  • Mark Todd (equestrian)
  • Jeremy Brockie, Ryan Nelsen (football)
  • Gareth Brooks, Stacey Carr, Jaimee Claxton, Dean Couzins, Kate Saunders, Bradley Shaw, Hayden Shaw (hockey)
  • Nathan Cohen, Carl Meyer (rowing)
  • Graeme Ede (shooting)
  • Helen Norfolk (swimming)
  • Andrea Hewitt (triathlon)
  • Mark Spooner (weightlifting)

View our page on Canterbury Olympians.