Roly Crichton

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Roly Crichton
ONZM
Roly Crichton ONZM (cropped).jpg
Crichton in 2020
Personal information
Full nameRonald Crichton
Sport
Country New Zealand
SportSwimming
Medal record
Men's para swimming
Representing  New Zealand
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 New York &
Stoke Mandeville
50m Freestyle 2
Silver medal – second place 1984 New York &
Stoke Mandeville
200m Freestyle 2
Silver medal – second place 1984 New York &
Stoke Mandeville
25m Butterfly 2
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 200m Freestyle 2
Bronze medal – third place 1984 New York &
Stoke Mandeville
100m Individual Medley 2
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul 50m Freestyle 2

Ronald "Roly" Crichton ONZM is a New Zealand para-swimmer and coach. At the 1984 Summer Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the 50m Freestyle 2; silver medals in the 200m Freestyle 2 and 25m Butterfly 2; and a bronze medal in the 100m Individual Medley 2.[1] At the 1988 Summer Paralympics, he won a silver medal in the 200m Freestyle 2, and a bronze medal in the 50m Freestyle 2.[2]

Crichton is the coach of para-swimmer Sophie Pascoe, and in the 2019 New Year Honours, he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Paralympic sport.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York, USA & Stoke Mandeville 1984". Paralympics New Zealand. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988". Paralympics New Zealand. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Sophie Pascoe's coach Roly Crichton says honour will give him 'another kick'". Stuff.co.nz. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

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