Best NZ sporting moment?


2014 produced a number of outstanding sporting performances.   They have been shortlisted for the Halberg Awards to these:

1. Brendon McCullum – scores a record 302 against India (BLACKCAPS v India, 2nd Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington)

2. Men’s Team Sprint – win their first ever Track World Championship (2014 UCI Track World Championships, Cali, Columbia)  

3. Scott McLaughlin – ‘gives it the jandal’ in the opening round of the V8 Supercars (2014 Clipsal 500, Adelaide, Australia)

4. Richie Patterson – leaves it to his final lift to win weightlifting gold (2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland)

5. Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze – take gold and silver in the Mountain Bike Cross Country (2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland)

6. David Nyika – stuns the crowd to win boxing gold (2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland)

7. All Blacks – Malakai Fekitoa and Colin Slade seal victory for the All Blacks in the final minute (All Blacks v Australia, Bledisoe Cup, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)

8. Kiwis – clinch the Four Nations in an epic 22-18 final win over Australia (Kiwis v Australia, Four Nations Tournament Final, Wellington Stadium, Wellington)

9. Lydia Ko – wins US$1.5 million in one day (CME Globe Points Race and CME Group Tour Championship, Naples, Florida)

10. Auckland City FC – make a fairy tale run in the FIFA Club World Cup (2014 FIFA Club World Cup, Morocco)


My personal choice is Auckland City FC.

What is your pick?

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