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Sydney 2000

Sydney 2000 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

  • 42 Kiwi Paralympians, including 18 returning Paralympians and 24 debutants
  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 36 male and 6 female Paralympians
  • New Zealand’s largest Paralympic Team sent to compete at the Paralympic Games across 11 Para sports – Para archery, Para athletics, Boccia, Para cycling, Para equestrian, Para powerlifting, Para sailing, Shooting Para sport, Para swimming, Wheelchair rugby, Wheelchair tennis
  • 18 medals won by New Zealand – 6 GOLD, 8 SILVER and 4 BRONZE
  • Paralympian #80 David MacCalman was New Zealand most successful Paralympian winning 2 gold medals in Para athletics
  • 3878 Paralympians from 123 countries competed in 19 Para sports in Sydney 2000
  • 25th 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.

Sydney 2000 - Medal Tally
Sydney 2000 - Details
2000GoldPara athleticsJohn DowallMen's Javelin F44
2000GoldPara athleticsDavid MacCalmanMen's Javelin F52
2000GoldPara athleticsDavid MacCalmanMen's Pentathlon P53
2000GoldPara athleticsPeter MartinMen's Shot Put F53
2000GoldPara equestrianJayne CraikeMixed Dressage - Championship Grade IV
2000GoldPara swimmingDean BoothMen's 400m Freestyle S7
2000SilverPara athleticsJohn DowallMen's Shot Put F44
2000SilverPara athleticsTim PrendergastMen's 1,500m T13
2000SilverPara athleticsTim PrendergastMen's 800m T13
2000SilverPara athleticsMatt SladeMen's 200m T37
2000SilverPara cyclingMark InglisMixed 1km Time Trial LC3
2000SilverPara equestrianJayne CraikeMixed Dressage - Freestyle Grade IV
2000SilverPara swimming Gillian PollockWomen's 200m Individual Medley SM8
2000SilverPara swimmingSean TrethewayMen's 100m Backstroke S9
2000BronzePara athleticsPeter MartinMen's Pentathlon P53
2000BronzePara athleticsMatt SladeMen's 100m T37
2000BronzePara swimmingDean BoothMen's 100m Freestyle S7
2000BronzeWheelchair RugbyNew ZealandMixed

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