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Mrs Barbara KENDALL, MBE

Mrs Barbara KENDALL, MBE

Barbara KENDALL, MBE
Entry in the IOC 2011
Country NZL (New Zealand)
Born 30 August 1967
Education
High school (sixth form, 1985)

Career
Teacher and manager of a dance school (1985 -1988); full-time windsurfing on the Professional Windsurfing Associations World Tour (1987-1994); Olympic-class windsurfing (1990-2008); motivational speaker

Sports practised
Windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddling, surfing

Sports career
Olympic gold medallist at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in 1992 in Barcelona (board lechner); Olympic silver medallist at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in 1996 in Atlanta (board mistral); Olympic bronze medallist at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in 2000 in Sydney (board mistral); Olympic finalist at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 in Athens (board mistral, 5th); Olympic finalist at the Games of the XIX Olympiad in 2008 in Beijing (board RSX (6)); gold medallist at the World Championships (1987, 1998, 1999 and 2002), silver medallist at the World Championships (1990, 2003, 2004,2007 and 2008); bronze medallist at the World Championships (1997); national champion (20 times)

Sports administration
Member of the New Zealand National Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (1996-); New Zealand sport and recreation sports ambassador (1997-); high performance board member, Yachting New Zealand (1996-2000); Patron, Gulf Harbour Yacht club (2000-); Chairperson of the Oceanic Athletes Commission (2005-); Patron of the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp (2004); Project Litefoot Ambassador (2007); World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee member (2009-)

Awards and distinctions
Commemorative Queen’s medal (1990); New Zealand sailingsperson in 1992 and 1996; New Zealand sportswoman of the year in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002; Member of the British Empire; inducted into the International Sailling Federation (ISAF) Hall of Fame (2007); Life Member of Yachting New Zealand

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Athletes (2005-), Women and Sport (2009-), Sport and Environment (2009-)