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Arnhem 1980

Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games

  • 17 Kiwi Paralympians, including 7 returning Paralympians and 10 debutants The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 12 male and 5 female Paralympians
  • 4 Para sports competed in – Para archery, Para athletics, Shooting Para sport, Para swimming – across the 13 Para sports featured at Arnhem 1980
  • 19 medals won by New Zealand – 7 GOLD, 6 SILVER and 6 BRONZE
  • 13 of the 19 medals won were in Para athletic events
  • Neroli Fairhall – Paralympian #17 won the wheelchair women’s doubles Para archery competition and then went on to compete at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where she finished 35th out of 56. She is the only Para athlete to compete at both the Paralympic and Olympic Games.
  • 1,653 Paralympians from 42 countries competed in 13 Para sports in Arnhem 1980
  • 19th in the world overall medal table*

* By IPC convention, the medal standings are ordered by the number of gold medals which the Para athletes from a nation have won. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NPCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IPC country code. The same convention is used by the IOC.

See also the medal standings on the IPC website.

Arnhem 1980 - Medal Tally
Arnhem 1980 - Details
1980GoldPara archeryNeroli FairhallWomen's Double FITA Round P
1980GoldPara athleticsGraham CondonMen's Discus 2
1980GoldPara athleticsKaye FirthWomen's Pentathlon B
1980GoldPara athleticsPatricia HillWomen's Slalom 2
1980GoldPara athleticsDennis MillerMen's Slalom 1C
1980GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Shot Put 3
1980GoldPara swimmingPaul ChambersMen's 100m Breaststroke 4
1980SilverPara archeryEve RimmerWomen's Advanced Metric Round P
1980SilverPara athleticsJohn Eden Men's High Jump C
1980SilverPara athleticsPatricia HillWomen's 200m 2
1980SilverPara athleticsRoss HyndsMen's Discus 1C
1980SilverPara archeryNew ZealandWomen's Pairs open
1980BronzePara athleticsGraham CondonMen's Slalom 2
1980BronzePara athleticsPatricia HillWomen's 400m 2
1980BronzePara athleticsRoss HyndsMen's Shot Put 1C
1980BronzePara athleticsDennis MillerMen's 60m 1C
1980BronzePara athleticsTewai SkipwithWomen's Discus A
1980BronzeShooting Para sportDave TarrantMixed Air Pistol 2-5
1980BronzePara swimmingNew ZealandMen's 3x50m Medley Relay 2-4

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