New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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New Zealand at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IPC code NZL
NPC Paralympics New Zealand
Website paralympics.org.nz
in London
Competitors 24 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Michael Johnson (opening)
Sophie Pascoe (closing)
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
6 7 4 17
Summer Paralympics appearances

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]

At age 13 years and 8 months, swimmer Nikita Howarth was the youngest member of the team as well as New Zealand's youngest ever Paralympian.[5]

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, silver medalist(s)
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, bronze medalist(s)
Women's pursuit B 3:31.530 WR 1 Q 3:32.243 1st, gold medalist(s)
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, bronze medalist(s)
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, bronze medalist(s)
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 50 m freestyle S13 25.89 13 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S13 55.23 10 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S13 4:17.63 3 Q 4:12.66 4
100 m butterfly S13 1:02.77 10 Did not advance
Cameron Leslie 200 m freestyle S5 2:56.74 5 Q 2:54.27 6
50 m backstroke S5 42.88 7 Q 42.40 5
150 m individual medley SM4 2:32.96 PR 1 Q 2:25.98 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Daniel Sharp 50 m freestyle S13 25.16 10 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S13 55.88 12 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:08.43 3 Q 1:06.72 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Rebecca Dubber 50 m freestyle S7 37.20 11 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S7 1:18.30 9 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S7 5:27.79 5 Q 5:30.05 5
100 m backstroke S7 1:26.26 4 Q 1:25.80 5
Mary Fisher 50 m freestyle S11 32.19 3 Q 31.67 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
100 m freestyle S11 1:12.01 5 Q 1:09.83 2nd, silver medalist(s)
400 m freestyle S11 5:32.31 4 Q 5:22.09 4
100 m backstroke S11 1:20.89 PR 1 Q 1:19.62 2nd, silver medalist(s)
200 m individual medley SM11 2:51.90 2 Q 2:46.91 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Nikita Howarth 50 m butterfly S7 40.94 11 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB8 1:33.48 9 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM7 3:13.77 5 Q 3:10.48 6
Aine Kelly-Costello 50 m freestyle S11 36.85 17 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S11 1:23.10 15 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S11 6:27.02 10 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S11 1:26.57 6 Q 1:24.70 6
Sophie Pascoe 50 m freestyle S10 28.41 2 Q 28.24 2nd, silver medalist(s)
100 m freestyle S10 1:01.17 PR 1 Q 1:00.89 PR 1st, gold medalist(s)
100 m backstroke S10 1:07.77 PR 1 Q 1:06.69 2nd, silver medalist(s)
100 m breaststroke SB9 1:19.28 2 Q 1:18.38 2nd, silver medalist(s)
100 m butterfly S10 1:04.97 WR 1 Q 1:04.43 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
200 m individual medley SM10 2:28.73 WR 1 Q 2:25.65 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)

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. 
  5. ^ Goile, Aaron (29 August 2013). "Nikita Howarth returns with Rio in her mind". Waikato Times (via Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 30 September 2016.