New Zealand at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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New Zealand at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IPC code NZL
NPC Paralympics New Zealand
in Beijing
Competitors 30 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Sholto Taylor[1]
Ranked 24th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 3 4 12
Summer Paralympics appearances

New Zealand sent a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The country was represented by thirty athletes[2] competing in 7 sports: athletics, boccia, cycling, power-lifting, shooting, swimming and wheelchair rugby.[3]


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Leslie, CameronCameron Leslie Swimming Men's 150 m individual medley SM4[4][5]
 Gold Pascoe, SophieSophie Pascoe Swimming Woman's 100 m backstroke S10[6]
 Gold Pascoe, SophieSophie Pascoe Swimming Woman's 100 m breaststroke SB9[7][8]
 Gold Pascoe, SophieSophie Pascoe Swimming Woman's 200 m individual medley SM10[9]
 Gold Tesoriero, PaulaPaula Tesoriero Cycling Woman's 500 m time trial (LC3–4/CP 3)[7][10]
 Silver Horan, KateKate Horan Athletics Women's 200 m T44[11]
 Silver Pascoe, SophieSophie Pascoe Swimming Women's 100 m Butterfly S10[7][12]
 Silver Sharp, DanielDaniel Sharp Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke SB13[6]
 Bronze Farrell, AnnaliisaAnnaliisa Farrell
Parsons, JayneJayne Parsons
Cycling Time trial B&VI 1–3[13]
 Bronze Johnson, MichaelMichael Johnson Shooting Mixed R4-10 m air rifle standing SH2[9][14]
 Bronze Tesoriero, PaulaPaula Tesoriero Cycling Women's individual pursuit (LC 1–2/CP 4)[7][10]
 Bronze Tesoriero, PaulaPaula Tesoriero Cycling Time trial LC 3–4/CP 3[13]







Wheelchair rugby[edit]

The Wheel Blacks' team will include Tim Johnson, Dan Buckingham, Jai Waite, Curtis Palmer, Gerry Tinker, Sholto Taylor, Adam Wakeford and David Klinkhamer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Xinhua (2008-09-06). "Taylor to carry New Zealand flag at Beijing Paralympics". Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  2. ^ Xinhua (2008-05-07). "New Zealand to send a 30-strong team to Beijing Paralympic Games". Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Paralympians aim for Medals in Beijing". NZ Live. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ John McBeth (2008-09-15). "Leslie records golden swim". One Sport. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Paralympics: Latest Kiwi news". One Sport. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  6. ^ a b "Gold and silver for NZ swimmers". NZPA. 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Pascoe wins gold for granddad". NZPA. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  8. ^ "Sophie Pascoe wins gold". One Sport. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  9. ^ a b "Second gold for Pascoe in the pool". 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  10. ^ a b "Tesoriero on a high". One Sport. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  11. ^ "Horan wins track silver". NZPA. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  12. ^ "Kiwi teen takes silver". NZPA/One Sport. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  13. ^ a b Suzanne Burgess (2008-09-12). "Tesoriero's triple medal treat". One Sport. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  14. ^ "Johnson scores bronze in shoot-off". One Sport. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 

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