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Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC New Zealand   
Place of BirthChristchurch, NZL
Height1.75 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
T47, F46
Further Personal Information
Dunedin, NZL
Coach, Sports Administrator
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12.
Club / Team
Athletics Taieri: Dunedin, NZL
Name of coach
Raylene Bates [national], NZL
Senior International Debut
Competing for
New Zealand
World Championships
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Netball, badminton. (Facebook page, 18 Sep 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her grandmother. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand sprint paddler Lisa Carrington. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I can't do something it makes me more determined to keep trying. There is nothing I can't do." (, 10 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
She was New Zealand's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (MyInfo, 06 Sep 2016)

She was named 2012 Taieri College Sportswoman of the Year in New Zealand. (, 22 Nov 2012)

She received the Para Athlete of the Year Award at the 2010 Athletics Canterbury Athlete of the Year Awards in New Zealand. (, 21 Jun 2010)
Famous relatives
Her father played rugby union at elite level in New Zealand, and her twin brother has competed in wood chopping. (, 10 Mar 2012)
She was born with a shortened left arm below the elbow. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Other information
She coaches junior athletes at the Athletics Taieri club in Dunedin, New Zealand. (, 07 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 Javelin Throw F46 32.58
2 2016 Javelin Throw F46 41.22
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2011 Shot Put F42-44/46 8.43
5 2011 Javelin Throw F46 30.44
2 2013 Javelin Throw F46 34.37
12 2015 Long Jump T47 4.50
3 2015 Javelin Throw F46 38.18
2 2017 Javelin Throw F46 42.41
Commonwealth Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Javelin Throw F46 43.32