Paralympic Games
7-18 September

New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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Para-Shooter Michael Johnson

Para-Shooter Michael Johnson sights his target at the Mt Eden Shooting Range following the selection announcement of the New Zealand Para-Shooting team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Para-Shooter Michael Johnson sights his target at the Mt Eden Shooting Range following the selection announcement of the New Zealand Para-Shooting team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. © • Getty Images

·New Zealand has claimed 169 medals at the Paralympic Games: G65-S52-B52.

·The Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games were New Zealand's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning nine gold medals (S6-B4).

·The NPC made its debut at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games.

·New Zealand is in 28th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 34 gold, 28 silver and 23 bronze medals.

·Athlete, swimmer and archer Eve M. Rimmer is New Zealand's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G8-S5-B1. Rimmer

claimed the majority of those medals in athletics (G8-S3-B1).

·The only other sport besides athletics in which athletes from New Zealand won more than two gold medals is swimming: 24 (S18-B14).

Sophie Pascoe won six of those gold medals at the last two Paralympic Games (S4) and will be aiming to become New Zealand's most

successful Paralympian in individual events.

·Shooter Michael Johnson is one of the IPC's ones-to-watch. He collected a single medal at the last three Paralympic Games (G1-B2),

winning his only gold medal in men's air rifle standing SH2 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

·Attitude Pictures in collaboration with TVNZ is the rights holding broadcaster in New Zealand for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More

information can be found here on TVNZ's Website

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Medals Table Paralympic games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 65 52 52 169
2012 6 7 4 17
2008 5 2 4 12
2004 6 1 3 10
2000 6 8 4 18
1996 9 6 4 19
1992 5 1 0 6
1988 2 4 11 17
1984 8 10 7 25
1980 7 6 6 19
1976 7 1 5 13
1972 3 3 3 9
1968 1 2 1 4
London 2012 gold medalists
 
Athlete Sports Gold
Sophie Pascoe Swimming 3
Cameron Leslie Swimming 1
Laura Thompson Cycling 1
Mary Fisher Swimming 1
Phillipa Gray Cyling 1