Tony Popplewell

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Tony Popplewell
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Birth nameAnthony George Popplewell
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1941-05-01) 1 May 1941 (age 79) [1]
Rotherham, New Zealand
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in) [1]
Weight88 kg (194 lb) [1]

Anthony George Popplewell ONZM (born 1 May 1941) is a New Zealand rower.

Popplewell was born in 1941 in Rotherham, New Zealand. [1] [2] He represented New Zealand at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 196 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee. [3] In the 2007 New Year Honours, he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to rowing and sports administration. [4]

Popplewell was operations director for the 2010 World Rowing Championships held at Lake Karapiro near Cambridge, New Zealand. [5] Along with Ivan Sutherland, Nathan Twaddle, and John Wylie, Popplewell is on the executive of the New Zealand Rowing Foundation, an organisation aiming to fund junior and under-23 rowers who don't qualify for high performance funding. [6]

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  4. "New Year honours list 2007". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. Kilgallon, Steve (13 February 2011). "'Over-priced' Karapiro tickets a sign of trouble". The Sunday Star-Times . Retrieved 19 September 2016.
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