Since 1968 New Zealand Paralympic Teams have stunned supporters and competing nations with their determination, heart and courage and ultimately, their success. Over 200 Paralympians have contributed to New Zealand Paralympic Teams success so far by representing Kiwis with pride and dignity and bringing home a staggering 237 medals across 26 Paralympic Games. Through this success they have inspired Kiwis to think differently about disability.
The official Paralympic ‘number’, is a number that is bestowed upon a New Zealand Paralympian, only once they have competed at their first Paralympic Games. Paralympians are ordered alphabetically within each Paralympic Games and a number is given.
Find out more about New Zealand’s Paralympians here.