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Mrs Barbara KENDALL, MBE

Mrs Barbara KENDALL, MBE

Entry in the IOC 2011
Country NZL (New Zealand)
Born 30 August 1967
Bachelor of Social Services - BSS, career practice (2013); Graduate Diploma Applied Management - GradDipAppMgt (2013)

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); Director - Champions IQ leadership training and consulting (2011-); Director - Feel At Home Co Ltd (2013-)

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

Sports career
Olympic gold medallist, Barcelona 1992 (board lechner); Olympic silver medallist, Atlanta 1996 (board mistral); Olympic bronze medallist, Sydney 2000 (board mistral); Olympic finalist, Athens 2004 (board mistral, 5th); Olympic finalist, Beijing 2008 (board RSX, 6th); World Championships results: gold medallist (1987, 1998, 1999 and 2002), silver medallist (1990, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008) and bronze medallist (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 (1997-2012); 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 (2009-2012); Chairperson of the Association of National Olympic Committees' Athletes Commission (2013-); Patron of the Upside Downs charitable trust (2011-); Vice-President of the International Surfing Association (ISA) (2014-)

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 (2009-2015), Sport and Environment (2009-2015), Communications (2015-), Sustainability and Heritage (2015-), Women in Sport (2015-)