New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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New Zealand at the Paralympic Games

Flag of New Zealand
IPC code  NZL
NPC Paralympics New Zealand
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London
Competitors 24 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Michael Johnson (opening)
Sophie Pascoe (closing)
Medals
Rank: 21
Gold
6
Silver
7
Bronze
4
Total
17
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

New Zealand competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from 29 August to 9 September 2012. The country won 17 medals in total, including six gold medals, and finished twenty-first on the medals table.

Team[edit]

New Zealand had 23 athletes, plus 1 cycling pilot, competing across 7 sports. It was the nation's smallest team since Barcelona in 1992, in part because it included no representatives in team events such as wheelchair rugby and boccia.[1][2]

Michael Johnson, New Zealand's most successful Paralympic shooter, carried the flag at the opening ceremony. Sophie Pascoe, who won six swimming medals at the Games, carried the flag at the closing ceremony. Former Paralympic swimmer and gold medallist Duane Kale was the Chef de Mission. Paralympic cyclist Jayne Parsons withdrew from the team after failing her final pre-Games fitness test.[1][2][3][4]

Medallists[edit]

Events[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for preliminary rounds are within the athlete's heat only, with the exception of swimming (see section)
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • PR = Paralympic record
  • WR = World record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Athletics[edit]

Men—Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Tim Prendergast 800m T13 1:58.21 3 Q 1:55.85 5
1500m T13 3:57.39 6 q 3:53.60 6
Men—Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Peter Martin Shot Put F52-53 8.62
(726 pts)
5
Javelin F52-53 15.26
(747 pts)
6
Women—Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Holly Robinson Javelin F46 32.58 7

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Classification Time Rank
Phillipa Gray
Laura Thompson (pilot)
Women's road race B 2:12:56 7
Women's time trial B 35:07.68 2nd
Susan Reid Women's road race H1-3 2:00:39 8
Women's time trial H3 36:00.46 4
Chris Ross Men's road race C4-5 2:01:32 18
Men's time trial C5 36:17.18 12
Nathan Smith Men's road race C1-3 Did not finish
Men's time trial C-3 24:59.69 10
Fiona Southorn Women's road race C4-5 1:57:05 10
Women's time trial C-5 26:00.81 5

Track[edit]

Athlete Event Classification Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Phillipa Gray
Laura Thompson (pilot)
Women's kilo B N/A 1:11.245 3rd
Women's pursuit B 3:31.530 WR 1 Q 3:32.243 1st
Chris Ross Men's kilo C4-5 N/A 1:11.569 14
Men's pursuit C5 5:04.669 12 Did not advance
Nathan Smith Men's kilo C1-3 N/A 1:16.159 23
Men's pursuit C3 3:48.555 8 Did not advance
Fiona Southorn Women's 500 C4-5 N/A 41.796 7
Women's pursuit C5 3:52.695 3 Q 3:55.867 3rd
Team Sprint
Athletes Event Classification Qualification Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Chris Ross
Nathan Smith
Fiona Southorn
Mixed team sprint C1-5 57.449 10 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Classification Final
Result Rank
Anthea Gunner Huntington Incognito Individual championship test II 63.762 19
Individual freestyle test 62.750 17
Rachel Stock Rimini Park Emmerich Individual championship test III 65.733 9
Individual freestyle test 66.850 9

Rowing[edit]

Athlete Event Classification Heats Repechage Final B
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Danny McBride Men's single sculls AS 5:00.04 4 5:04.47 3 Final B 5:06.90 1

Sailing[edit]

Athlete Event Race Points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tot Net
Jan Apel
Tim Dempsey
Two Person Keelboat (SKUD 18) 9 9 5 7 8 (11) 10 10 9 10 RC 88 77 10
Paul Francis One Person Keelboat (2.4mR) 14 10 14 12 (16) 3 11 12 14 9 RC 115 99 13

Shooting[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Michael Johnson Mixed R4–10 m air rifle standing SH2 600 1 Q 704.7 3rd
Mixed R5–10 m air rifle prone SH2 600 5 Q 705.7 4

Swimming[edit]

Note: Qualifiers for the finals (Q) of all events were decided on a time only basis, therefore ranks shown are overall ranks versus competitors in all heats. Also, ranks shown for those who did not advance are their final ranks.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Daniel Holt S13 50m freestyle 25.89 13 Did not advance
S13 100m freestyle 55.23 10 Did not advance
S13 400m freestyle 4:17.63 3 Q 4:12.66 4
S13 100m butterfly 1:02.77 10 Did not advance
Cameron Leslie S5 200m freestyle 2:56.74 5 Q 2:54.27 6
S5 50m backstroke 42.88 7 Q 42.40 5
SM4 150m individual medley 2:32.96 PR 1 Q 2:25.98 WR 1st
Daniel Sharp S13 50m freestyle 25.16 10 Did not advance
S13 100m freestyle 55.88 12 Did not advance
SB13 100m breaststroke 1:08.43 3 Q 1:06.72 2nd
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Rebecca Dubber S7 50m freestyle 37.20 11 Did not advance
S7 100m freestyle 1:18.30 9 Did not advance
S7 400m freestyle 5:27.79 5 Q 5:30.05 5
S7 100m backstroke 1:26.26 4 Q 1:25.80 5
Mary Fisher S11 50m freestyle 32.19 3 Q 31.67 3rd
S11 100m freestyle 1:12.01 5 Q 1:09.83 2nd
S11 400m freestyle 5:32.31 4 Q 5:22.09 4
S11 100m backstroke 1:20.89 PR 1 Q 1:19.62 2nd
SM11 200m individual medley 2:51.90 2 Q 2:46.91 WR 1st
Nikita Howarth S7 50m butterfly 40.94 11 Did not advance
SB8 100m breaststroke 1:33.48 9 Did not advance
SM7 200m individual medley 3:13.77 5 Q 3:10.48 6
Aine Kelly-Costello S11 50m freestyle 36.85 17 Did not advance
S11 100m freestyle 1:23.10 15 Did not advance
S11 400m freestyle 6:27.02 10 Did not advance
S11 100m backstroke 1:26.57 6 Q 1:24.70 6
Sophie Pascoe S10 50m freestyle 28.41 2 Q 28.24 2nd
S10 100m freestyle 1:01.17 PR 1 Q 1:00.89 PR 1st
S10 100m backstroke 1:07.77 PR 1 Q 1:06.69 2nd
SB9 100m breaststroke 1:19.28 2 Q 1:18.38 2nd
S10 100m butterfly 1:04.97 WR 1 Q 1:04.43 WR 1st
SM10 200m individual medley 2:28.73 WR 1 Q 2:25.65 WR 1st

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paralympics: Small team hopes for huge haul". NZ Herald. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Back injury forces Parsons out of Paralympics". TVNZ. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Johnson to carry NZ flag at Paralympics". NZ Herald. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pascoe to carry NZ flag". Radio New Zealand. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.