Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Paralympics - Team NZ

As London prepares for the official Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics 2012, we've put together a quick summary of all you need to know about Team New Zealand!


First Paralympic appearance:
1968

Number of medals won to date:

151

How we ranked at Beijing, 2008:

24th
  - Gold medals
5
  - Silver medals
3
  - Bronze medals
4

Where did we do our best:

Atlanta, 1996
Where we ranked:
19th
With how many golds?
9

Total athletes this year:

29

Participating in:
  - Athletics

  - Cycling

  - Equestrian
  - Rowing

  - Sailing

  - Shooting

  - Swimming

Our Top 5 Athletes to watch:
  • Sophie Pascoe (Swimming)
  • Holly Robinson (Athletics)
  • Michael Johnson (Shooting)
  • Nathan Smith (Cycling)
  • Nakita Howarth (Swimming)

Don't forget to show your support by liking the Paralympics New Zealand Facebook page!