New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
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