1974 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games
|Host city||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Nations participating||13 plus three invited individual athletes|
|Athletes participating||229 (175 Male / 54 Female)|
|Opening ceremony||13 January 1974|
|Closing ceremony||19 January 1974|
|Officially opened by||Sir Denis Blundell (Governor-General)|
|Main venue||Caledonian Ground|
The competing countries and competitors were:
Three New Zealand based competitors competed by special invitation of the organising committee – T. Cullen, R. Porter and P. Read.
The following sports were included in the Games:
- Lawn Bowls
- Pentathlon (Archery, Athletics and Swimming Events)
- Table Tennis
- Weightlifting (Men Only)
- Wheelchair Basketball (Men Only)
- Wheelchair Fencing
The following were the venues used for the Games:
|Caledonian Sports Ground||Athletics, Pentathlon, Wheelchair Basketball|
|Logan Park||Archery, Dartchery, Lawn Bowls, Pentathlon, Slalom|
|University of Otago Physical Education School Gym||Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball|
|University of Otago Union Hall||Weightlifting, Wheelchair Fencing|
|Moana Pool||Pentathlon, Swimming|
|St Kilda Indoor Rifle Range||Shooting|
|RSA Billiard Room||Snooker|
|Otago Museum||Arts & Crafts Competition and Exhibition|
The Outstanding Performers in Dunedin
The most successful athlete in Dunedin amongst the men was P. Reid from Jamaica who won 4 gold and 1 silver medal in field events, pentathlon and swimming. Amongst the women the most successful athlete was Caz Bryant from England who won 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in fencing, field events, pentathlon, table tennis and track events.
Commonwealth Games hosted in New Zealand
- 1950 Commonwealth Games in Auckland
- 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch
- 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland
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