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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 Barcelona in 1992 (board lechner); Olympic silver medallist at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta in 1996 (board mistral); Olympic bronze medallist at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney in 2000 (board mistral); Olympic finalist at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 (board mistral, 5th); Olympic finalist at the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (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 Athletes’ Commission (1996-); New Zealand sport and recreation sports ambassador (1997-); high performance board 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); WADA Athletes Committee (2009-)

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

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