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Jim Leckie

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James George Leckie (9 October 1903 – 25 June 1982) was a New Zealand track and field athlete who won a bronze medal at the 1938 British Empire Games. Early life and family Born at Blueskin Bay, north of Dunedin, on 9 October 1903, Leckie was the son of William Gunn Leckie and Helen Cameron Leckie (née Farquharson). He married Daisy Isabella McIntyre on 22 August 1934, and they went on to have three children. Athletics Leckie was a four-time winner of the New Zealand hammer throw title at the national amateur athletics championships, in 1932, 1945, 1946, and 1948. Selected to represent New Zealand at the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydney, Leckie was his team's flagbearer at the opening ceremony. He won the bronze medal in the men's hammer throw, with a best distance of . Leckie was also entered for the men's discus, but did not start. Twelve years later at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, Leckie was the New Zea
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