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New Zealand at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

New Zealand competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics that took place from 15–23 August. A team of 15 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition, but three were excluded for failing to meet qualifying standards, and Olympic 1500 metre medalist Nick Willis withdrew to recover from hip surgery.[1] Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. The squad includes the defending world champion and Olympic champion in women's shot put Valerie Vili.

New Zealand's only medal came from Olympic and world champion Valerie Vili, who won the gold medal in the women's shot put.


  • Team selection 1
  • Results 2
    • Men 2.1
    • Women 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Team selection



Track and road events
Event Athletes Final
Result Rank
Marathon Michael Aish DNF
Field events
Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Javelin Stuart Farquhar 78.53 m 7 Did not advance
Decathlon Brent Newdick - 7915 pts PB 23


Track and road events
Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
200 m Monique Williams 22.96 NR 2 Q - 22.90 NR 3 Did not advance
400 m Monique Williams -
800 m Nikki Hamblin 2:31.94 7 Did not advance
1500 m Nikki Hamblin 4:09.60 8 q - 4:10.96 6 Did not advance
5000 m Kimberley Smith -
10000 m Kimberley Smith - 31:21.42 SB 8
Marathon Shireen Crumpton - 2:41:31 SB 44
Mary Davies - 2:38:48 PB 35
Fiona Docherty - 2:40:18 PB 41
100 m hurdles Andrea Miller 13.83 6 Did not advance
Field and combined events
Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Shot put Valerie Vili 19.70m 1 20.45m


  1. ^ New Zealand team to World Championships in Athletics confirmed

External links

  • Official competition website
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