24 Mar 2009

Willis receives NZ Order of Merit

5:55 pm on 24 March 2009

Olympic bronze medallist Nick Willis has received yet another medal, however this time he didn't even have to break a sweat.

The 25-year-old from Lower Hutt, who also won the 1500 metres gold medal at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit at a ceremony in Wellington today.

Willis says while receiving the award was an honour, he felt a little bit uncomfortable in such luminary company.