Dick QUAX

Dick Quax - New Zealand - 5000m silver medal at 1976 Olympic Games

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 28 July 1976

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 01 January 1948
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • New Zealand
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Dick QUAX - New Zealand - 5000m silver medal at 1976 Olympic Games

The main photo above shows Dick crossing the finishing line to take the 5,000m silver medal behind Finland's Lasse Viren at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. The grounded West German Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand took the bronze just ahead of Quax's compatriot Rod Dixon. The inset picture shows a happy Dick celebrating his success shortly after the race.


Dick was a former World record holder for the event:  13:12.87 Stockholm 1977.

His best 10,000m time was 27:41.95 set in London, also in 1977.

 

Men's 5000m. Final.

Olympic Games 1976

 
1. Lasse VIREN   FIN   13: 24: 76
2. Dick QUAX   NZL   13: 25: 16
3. Klaus-Peter HILDENBRAND   GER   13: 25: 38
4. Rod DIXON   NZL   13: 25: 50
5. Brendan FOSTER   GBR   13: 26: 19
6. Willy POLLEUNIS   BEL   13: 26: 99
7. Ian STEWART   GBR   13: 27: 65
8. Aniceto Silva SIMOES   POR   13: 29: 38
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Men's 1500m. Final.

Commonwealth Games 1970

 
1. Kip KEINO   KEN   3.36.6
2. Dick QUAX   NZL   3.38.1
3. Brendan FOSTER   ENG   3.40.6
4. Peter STEWART   SCO   3.40.6
5. John WHETTON   ENG   3.41.2
6. Ian McCAFFERTY   SCO   3.42.2