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Trevor Coker is pictured second from the left.
Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Also a member of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
During six years of international rowing the late Trevor Coker, a member of the Wanganui Rowing Club, was a key member of New Zealand eight-oar crews which won Olympic and European titles as well as two bronze medals in world championships.
Along with Wanganui Collegiate School’s Simon Dickie, as coxswain, he was in the New Zealand eight that upset the powerful Russians and East Germans in the 1971 European championships in Copenhagen.
The following year at the Munich Olympic Games the same Kiwi amateurs reaped further gold medal success by beating the fully professional Eastern bloc crews.
Coker was also in the Rusty Robertson-coached New Zealand eights that finished third in the world championships in Lucerne (1974) and Nottingham (1975) and at the Montreal Olympics (1976).