Peter Martin (athlete)
Peter Raymon Martin, MNZM (born February 23, 1962) is a Paralympian athlete from New Zealand competing in seated throwing events. He is a farmer, and became quadriplegic after sustaining a spinal injury in a farm bike accident. He competes in the F52 classification.
Martin won the shot put in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Paralympics. He also won the javelin in 2004 and a silver in 1996. Other events he has medalled in are the 2000 Pentathlon and the 2004 discus throw, making 2004 his most successful year with two gold medals and one bronze. He made a comeback for the 2012 Summer Paralympics; he reached finals but did not medal in his shot put and javelin events. Immediately prior to these games, he inadvertently took a banned substance for medical reasons. He was reprimanded but cleared to compete.
- "Peter Martin". Paralympics NZ. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- profile on paralympic.org
- "Martin reprimanded for banned substance". 3 News NZ. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- "IPC Athletics World Records". International Paralympic Committee.
- New Year Honours List 2005. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
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