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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Peter Snell - by Augustine

Peter Snell - Wikipedia Peter Snell This  is one of the activities from my reading.

This is about Peter Snell and his life.


  • Where was he born?

Peter Snell was born on the 17th of December 1938 in Opunake.


  • What school did he go to?

When Peter Snell was still young he went to Te Aroha College around the Waikato area Auckland Mount Albert Grammar School


  • What was he most famous for and where did this occur?

Snell was most famous for representing New Zealand in the Olympics from 1960 - 1964. He also entered the Commonwealth games in 1962 in Perth, Australia, and he also came 1st place in the Olympics and the Commonwealth.


  • What challenges did he face along the way?

I think one of the challenges that Peter faced was racing other competitors, but I also think that the biggest challenge he faced was losing to a heart disease.


  • What did he accomplish after he had retired from athletics?

After his retirement from sports he went to education in the United States, accomplished winning the 2003 United States Orienteering Championship, and was awarded the  Member of the Order of the British Empire for service in the field of athletics.

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