New Zealand at the 1992 Summer Paralympics

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New Zealand at the
1992 Summer Paralympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IPC code NZL
NPC Paralympics New Zealand
Website paralympics.org.nz
in Barcelona
Competitors 13
Flag bearer Dave MacCalman
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 1 0 6
Summer Paralympics appearances

New Zealand sent a 13 member athlete delegation to the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, winning 6 medals: 5 golds, 1 silver and 0 bronze medals.

Team[edit]

New Zealand's team in Barcelona included 13 athletes. The delegation included swimmer Jenny Newstead, Cristeen Smith, and team captain Dave MacCalman.[1] The 1992 Games were a transition period for New Zealand Paralympics, as the team went in looking to achieve personal bests. A perception of underperformance at these Games led to changes for the 1996 Games, where the country used the lessons of 1992 to improve their performance.[1]

Smith was quoted as saying of these Games, "We’re not ‘having a go,’ we’ve trained for years to get here. It’s an achievement to get here to Barcelona."[1] MacCalman said of these Games, "In a general public area they see the wheelchair first so it’s up to you as a person to portray your personality forward and then the wheelchair is insignificant."[1]

Medallists[edit]

The country won 6 medals at the 1992 Summer Paralympics: 5 golds, 1 silver and 0 bronze medals.[2][3]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Cristeen Smith Athletics Women's 100 m TW2
 Gold Jennifer Newstead Swimming Women's 100 m Freestyle S5
 Gold Jennifer Newstead Swimming Women's 200 m Medley SM5
 Gold Jennifer Newstead Swimming Women's 50 m Backstroke S5
 Gold Jennifer Newstead Swimming Women's 50 m Freestyle S5
 Silver Jennifer Newstead Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5

Swimming[edit]

Jennifer Newstead won four gold medals in the pool for New Zealand at the Barcelona Games. She set several world records in the process.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Twelve Days Of Glory - The Forgotten Athletes | Television | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Paralympics New Zealand". Paralympics.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "IPC Historical Results Database - Athlete search by games - year (1992) medallists (all) and country (NZL)". paralympic.org. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 

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