Doug Herman

New Zealand rugby union player and shot putter

Doug Herman
Personal information
Birth nameDouglas Haig Herman
Born(1917-03-18)18 March 1917
Canterbury 22, New Zealand
Died20 September 1995(1995-09-20) (aged 78)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)[1]
Rugby player
Rugby career
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1937–1952 Canterbury 91 ()
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
National finalsShot put champion (1938, 1939, 1945, 1946, 1950)

Douglas Haig Herman (18 March 1917 – 20 September 1995) was a New Zealand field athlete and rugby union player. He represented his country in the shot put at the 1950 British Empire Games,[2] and captained the Canterbury provincial rugby team in the years following World War II.[3] He played about 120 first-class rugby games, including 91 for Canterbury.[4]

Herman won the New Zealand national shot put title on five occasions: in 1938, 1939, 1945, 1946, and 1950.[5] In the shot put at the 1950 Empire Games, he achieved a best distance of 44 ft 0 in (13.41 m) to finish in fourth place.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Canterbury team". Otago Daily Times. No. 27467. 14 August 1950. p. 6. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  2. ^ Doug Herman at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "Canterbury team for Auckland match". Gisborne Herald. Vol. 76, no. 23014. 3 August 1949. p. 8. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Games and players". The Press. Vol. 89, no. 27143. 12 September 1953. p. 9. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  5. ^ Hollings, Stephen (October 2019). "National champions 1887–2019" (PDF). Athletics New Zealand. p. 52. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Athletics shot put – men Auckland 1950". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
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1950 New Zealand British Empire Games team
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Chef de Mission: Bill Holley
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New Zealand national champions in men's shot put
  • 1890: Robert John Malcolm
  • 1891–1892: Tim O'Connor
  • 1893–1894: Owen McCormack
  • 1895: Charles Louisson
  • 1896: Walter Rhodes
  • 1897: Tim O'Connor
  • 1898: Hugh Good
  • 1899: Owen McCormack
  • 1900: William Heaney Madill
  • 1901: William Orton Bradley
  • 1902: William Heaney Madill
  • 1903–1905: William Orton Bradley
  • 1906: Robert George Rains
  • 1907: Geurt Thomassen
  • 1908–1909: Walter de Thier
  • 1910: Len McKay
  • 1911: Walter de Thier
  • 1912: Albert Sidney Reid
  • 1913: Walter de Thier
  • 1914: J. Murray
  • 1915: Albert Sidney Reid
  • 1916–1919: not held
  • 1920–1922: Peter Munro
  • 1923: Jack Merchant (USA)
  • 1924: David Brown
  • 1925–1926: Peter Munro
  • 1927: Ernest Sutherland
  • 1928–1930: Peter Munro
  • 1931: Harlow Rothert (USA)
  • 1932–1935: Peter Munro
  • 1936: Alister Cameron
  • 1937: Ken Guy
  • 1938–1939: Doug Herman
  • 1940: Jack Opie
  • 1941–1944: not held
  • 1945–1946: Doug Herman
  • 1947–1949: Keith Morgan
  • 1950: Doug Herman
  • 1951: Keith Morgan
  • 1952–1953: Harold Moody
  • 1954: Clifford Ormsby
  • 1955: Les Mills
  • 1956: A. Jefferies
  • 1957–1962: Les Mills
  • 1963: Robin Tait
  • 1964: Richard Harris
  • 1965–1970: Les Mills
  • 1971: Robin Tait
  • 1972: Les Mills
  • 1973–1974: Robin Tait
  • 1975–1976: Keith Falle
  • 1977: Mac Wilkins (USA)
  • 1978–1981: Henry Smith (SAM)
  • 1982: Alan Hallberg
  • 1983–1986: Henry Smith (SAM)
  • 1987: Walter Gill
  • 1988: Henry Smith (SAM)
  • 1989: Walter Gill
  • 1990: Courtney Ireland
  • 1991: Simon Poelman
  • 1992: Patrick Hellier
  • 1993: Henry Smith (SAM)
  • 1994–1995: Patrick Hellier
  • 1996: Richard Thompson
  • 1997–1998: Ian Winchester
  • 1999: Sergey Lyakhov (RUS)
  • 2000–2001: Ian Winchester
  • 2002: Bertrand Vili (NCL)
  • 2003–2006: Shaka Sola (SAM)
  • 2007: Patrick Hellier
  • 2008–2010: Daniel Kilama (FRA)
  • 2011: Liu Yang (CHN)
  • 2012–2022: Tom Walsh


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