Breaking down NZ's Commonwealth Games medals

Valerie Adams celebrates after winning gold in the women's shot put. Photo / Greg Bowker
Valerie Adams celebrates after winning gold in the women's shot put. Photo / Greg Bowker

New Zealand won 45 medals at the Commonwealth Glasgow equalling the nation's best effort on foreign soil.

The 14 gold medals were the second most since Auckland 1990 and more then the last two Games combined.

David Nyika was the youngest golf medalist with victory in the men's 81kg boxing at just 18. Sam Gaze also aged 18 picked up a silver in the men's mountain bike cross country event behind fellow teen Anton Cooper.

Sam Webster finished the Games with the most medals - two gold and a silver - while Valerie Adams won her fourth career Games medal and third gold. Adams' gold in the shot put was New Zealand's 600th Commonwealth Games medal.

That number was at 609 at the end of the Games.

Valerie Young holds the record for most golds (shot put and discus) by a New Zealand athlete with five from 1958 to 1966.

Here's a breakdown of how New Zealand performed at the Games.

Final tally: Gold 14 Silver 14 Bronze 17 Total - 45
6th place overall

Medals by sport

Diving, badminton, table tennis and triathlon were the sports where New Zealand did not medal. Andrea Hewitt came the closest for triathlon with a fourth in the women's race.

Medals by sex


* The Lawn bowls open triples B6/B7/B8 silver won by Barry Wynks, Mark Noble and Lynda Bennett is credited for both male and female athletes.

Oh, so close

New Zealand athletes who finished fourth in Glasgow.

Women's individual time trial - Jamie Nielsen
Trap Women's bronze medal match - Natalie Rooney
Men's 200m Backstroke Final - Corey Main
Women 200m Freestyle Final - Lauren Boyle
Women 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final - Samantha Lucie-Smith, Laura Quilter, Samantha Lee, Ellen Quirke
Women 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final - Boyle, Lucie-Smith, Lee, Robinson
Women 500m Time Trial - Stephanie McKenzie
Women's Discus Final - Siositina Hakeai
Men's hockey team
Squash mixed doubles - Martin Knight and Joelle King
Lawn bowls - Men's singles - Shannon McIlroy
Lawn bowls - Para-Sport mixed pairs B2/B3 - Sue Curran and David Stallard
Judo - Over-100kg - Sam Rosser
Judo - Under-90kg - Ryan Dill-Russell

- NZ Herald

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