Facts about Peter Snell New Zealand Flag


Peter Snell (born as Peter George Snell in Opunake, Taranaki) is a famous Athlete from New Zealand, he is still alive and was born December 17, 1938.


During the 1960 Olympics, Peter Snell won gold in the 800 meters. Four years later, during the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, he won gold in both the 800 m and 1500 m, a double triumph that no one had passed since Albert Hill won twice at the Olympics 1920.

In 1962 sat Snell within one week world over distances of one English mil and 800 meters. On the sides of these accomplishments, he won twice at the Commonwealth Games. Peter quit surprising as top athlete in 1965, only 26 years old. After his sporting career he started as a Sports Medicine.

Snell was in 2001 appointed prominent companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Honor was in 2009 converted into knight companion with accompanying peerage. Snell got right to the form of address sir front of his name. He is also an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Peter.

Related authors: Arthur Lydiard

Famous quotes by Peter Snell (2)

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"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances"
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"Running became boring because it's so predictable. I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do"