Garry Bell

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Garry Bell
Personal information
Birth nameGarry David Bell
Born (1952-01-04) 4 January 1952 (age 68)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight59 kg (130 lb)[1]

Garry David Bell (born 4 January 1952) is a former New Zealand cyclist, cycling administrator and coach.

Early life and family[edit]

Bell was born in Hamilton on 4 January 1952, the son of Jean Lois and George Lewis Bell, and was educated at Hamilton Boys' High School.[2] In 1978, he married Jennifer Mary Hirst, and the couple went on to have two children.[2]

Cycling career[edit]

Bell represented New Zealand internationally in road cycling from 1973 to 1980.[2] At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, he finished fifth in the men's road race. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, he was 15th in the men's road race,[1] and at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, he won the bronze medal in the men's road race.[3] Bell also raced for New Zealand at the World Cycling Championships between 1975 and 1979.[2]

Beginning in 1982, Bell was active as a cycling selector and coach. He coached the New Zealand cycling team at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the 1990 World Championships, the 1992 Summer Olympics, the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and 2000 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

In 1990, Bell was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Garry Bell". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 63. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
  3. ^ a b Garry Bell at the New Zealand Olympic Committee

Further reading[edit]

  • Black Gold by Ron Palenski (2008, 2004 New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Dunedin) p. 20 ISBN 047600683X