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Beijing 2008

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

  • 30 Kiwi Paralympians, including 19 returning Paralympians and 11 debutants
  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 20 male and 10 female Paralympians
  • 7 Para sports competed in – Para athletics, Boccia, Para cycling, Para powerlifting, Shooting Para sport, Para swimming and Wheelchair rugby
  • 12 medals won by New Zealand – 5 GOLD, 3 SILVER and 4 BRONZE
  • The team won medals in 4 of the 7 Para sports Kiwis contested
  • 3 world records were set by New Zealand in Para cycling and Para swimming
  • 3,997 Paralympians from 146 countries competed in 20 Para sports in Beijing 2008
  • 24th in the world overall in the medal standings*

* 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.

Beijing 2008 - Medal Tally
Beijing 2008 - Details
2008GoldPara cyclingPaula TesorieroWomen's 500m Time Trial LC3-4/CP3
2008GoldPara swimmingCameron LeslieMen's 150m Individual Medley SM4
2008GoldPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen's 100m Backstroke S10
2008GoldPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen's 100m Breaststroke SB9
2008GoldPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen's 200m Individual Medley SM10
2008SilverPara athleticsKate HoranWomen's 200m T44
2008SilverPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen's 100m Butterfly S10
2008SilverPara swimmingDaniel SharpMen's 100m Breaststroke SB13
2008BronzePara cyclingJayne Parsons & Annaliisa FarrellWomen's Individual Time Trial B VI 1-3
2008BronzePara cyclingPaula TesorieroWomen's Individual Time Trial LC3-4/CP3
2008BronzePara cyclingPaula TesorieroWomen's Individual Pursuit LC3-4/CP3
2008BronzeShooting Para sportMichael JohnsonMixed Air Rifle Standing SH2

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