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Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Former world lawn bowls silver and bronze medal winner Sean Johnson has the distinction of having played in 99 tests for New Zealand.
Sean, who was born in Dannevirke, became an anchor member of the Whanganui representative side and the Aramoho club which also boasts ex-world champion Peter Belliss.
Sean was Wanganui Sportsperson of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. He won a silver medal in the triples and a bronze medal in the fours at the 2004 world championships.
The previous year he won gold in the triples and silver in the fours at the 2003 Asia Pacific championships after being runner-up in the singles and third in the triples at the 2001 tournament.
After playing for a New Zealand Selection against South Australia and Ireland, Sean was a New Zealand under-30 representative against Australia (1998-2000), played in the Millennium singles in Scotland in 2000, in the Northwest test series in England in 2001, was a trans-Tasman representative against Australia between 2001 and 2004, and represented New Zealand at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.
At the national level he won the open pairs with Chris Waterson in 2000, the national club triples in 2004, was in Aramoho’s New Zealand champion inter-club team in 2003, was in Whanganui’s winning national junior team for the John Flett Trophy in 1993 and in the champion Wanganui Super 8 team in 1999.
In addition, Sean was runner-up in the national fours in 1999 and third equal in the singles the following season.
On the Whanganui front Sean has won 18 open titles and 23 Aramoho club championships.