New Zealand at the 1992 Summer Paralympics

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.

New Zealand at the
1992 Summer Paralympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IPC codeNZL
NPCParalympics New Zealand
Websiteparalympics.org.nz
in Barcelona
Competitors13
Flag bearerDave MacCalman
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold
5
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
6
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

TeamEdit

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]

MedallistsEdit

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 Jenny Newstead Swimming Women's 100 m Freestyle S5
  Gold Jenny Newstead Swimming Women's 200 m Medley SM5
  Gold Jenny Newstead Swimming Women's 50 m Backstroke S5
  Gold Jenny Newstead Swimming Women's 50 m Freestyle S5
  Silver Jenny Newstead Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5

SwimmingEdit

Jenny 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2011-11-14. 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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