Chamberlain at the 1964 Olympics
|Born||5 December 1935 (age 83)|
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m – 2:01.4 (1962)|
Marise Ann Millicent Chamberlain MNZM (born 5 December 1935) is a former New Zealand middle-distance runner. She is the only New Zealand woman to win an Olympic medal in track athletics (Lorraine Moller won a medal in the marathon). She set world records over 440 and 880 yards as well as 1 mile.
At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia she won a silver medal over 880 yards, behind Australian Dixie Willis. Two years later, at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, she won the bronze medal behind Ann Packer (gold) and Maryvonne Dupureur (silver), the top five runners beating the old Olympic record time set by Dupureur in the semifinals.
Chamberlain was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
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