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51st Westpac Halberg Awards Winners

High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportsman of the Year Winner

Scott Dixon
World number one IndyCar Driver Scott Dixon became the third person ever to win the IndyCar series three or more times (2003, 2008) by taking the title in the 2013 IndyCar Series. The Series is the premier level of American open wheel racing.

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High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year Winner

Lydia Ko
On the back of wins in the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters Taiwan (as professional), the New Zealand Women’s Open (as amateur) and the Canadian Open (as amateur), Lydia Ko is now the number four ranked professional female golfer in the world - the highest ever position held by a New Zealand golfer. Before turning professional in 2013, she defended her CN Canadian Open title and became the first amateur (and youngest player) to win twice on the LPGA Tour.

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Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Disabled Sportsperson of the Year Winner

Sophie Pascoe
Sophie Pascoe won five gold medals at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships and set nine World Records in 2013, as well as winning the Swimmer of the Year with a Disability Award at the New Zealand Swimming Awards. Pascoe took gold in the 50m Freestyle S10 (World Record), 100m Freestyle S10 (World Record), 100m Butterfly S10 (World Record), 100 Backstroke S10 and 100 Breaststroke S10.

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Westpac Team of the Year Winner

All Blacks
The All Blacks completed a perfect season in 2013, winning all 14 test matches they played and holding every trophy they can compete for at the end of the year: the Rugby World Cup, Bledisloe Cup, Investec Rugby Championship Trophy, Freedom Cup, Dave Gallaher Cup and Hillary Shield. Ranked the number one team in the world, the All Blacks were also named the Team of The Year at the 2013 IRB Rugby Awards.

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Westpac Emerging Talent Winner

Gabrielle Fa'amausili
At just 14-years-old, Gabrielle Fa’amausili has already won a gold medal at the World Junior Swimming Championships in the 50m backstroke, as well as setting a Championship Record. But Fa’amausili is not stopping there, as the talented young swimmer from Auckland has her eye set on a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Fa’amausili also set the NZ Open Record in the 50m backstroke and currently holds six NZ Age Group records.

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Coach of the Year Winner

Steve Hansen
Named the IRB's Coach of the Year at the IRB’s 2013 Rugby Awards, Steve Hansen coached the All Blacks to achieve a perfect season by winning all 14 of their test matches in 2013. The All Blacks are ranked the number one team in the world and were named the Team of The Year at the same Awards.

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