Paula Margaret Tesoriero Wellington) is a former New Zealand paralympics racing cyclist, most notable for her performance at the 2008 Summer Paralympics; her world record-breaking time in the women's 500m time trial secured New Zealand's first gold medal at that games, and she later went on to win bronze in both the individual pursuit, and the women's individual road time trial. She broke the world record earlier in the year and also won two silver medals at the 2006 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Tesoriero uses an artificial left leg and is missing an ankle on her right leg. When she competes, she uses a carbon limb on her left leg and is classified as a LC3 athlete. Tesoriero also competed in the bicycle racing road race.(born 29 August 1975 in
|2nd Disability Rights Commissioner|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Paul Gibson|
|Born||29 August 1975|
Wellington, New Zealand
|Alma mater||Victoria University of Wellington|
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- Paula Tesoriero at Paralympics New Zealand
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