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Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

29 Kiwi Paralympians, including 11 returning athletes and 18 debutants in the New Zealand Paralympic Team

  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 13 female and 16 male Paralympians
  • 6 Para sports were competed in – Para swimming (4 athletes), Para cycling (6 athletes), Shooting Para sport (1 athlete), Para athletics (8 athletes), Para canoe (2 athletes), Wheelchair rugby (8 athletes)
  • 37 staff supported the New Zealand Paralympic Team
  • 49 separate events were contested in these 6 Para sports by Kiwi Paralympians: Para swimming 13 events, Para cycling 17 events, Para canoe 3 events, Wheelchair Rugby 1 event, Para athletics 12 events, Shooting Para sport 3 events
  • Kiwi Paralympians competed in 75% of the finals out of the 49 events contested
  • 3 Paralympic records were set by New Zealand
  • 97% of our Kiwi Paralympians had a top 8 finish in at least one event
  • Sophie Pascoe became the most successful New Zealand Paralympian of all time now having won a total of 19 medals including 11 gold medals across 4 Paralympic Games
  • 12 medals won by New Zealand – 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze
  • 7 individual Paralympians won medals
  • 3rd in the world for gold medals won per capita
  • 4th in the world for medals won per capita
  • 21st in the world 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.

Read Fiona’s favourite moments of Tokyo 2020

We caught up with Paralympics New Zealand Chief Executive Fiona Allan as she is now in MIQ along with the rest of the New Zealand Paralympic Team following the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and asked her to sum up the experience for us.

Tokyo 2020 - Medal Tally
Tokyo 2020 - Details
2020GoldPara athleticsLisa AdamsWomen’s Shot Put F37 (Paralympic Record)
2020GoldPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen’s 200m IM SM9
2020GoldPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen’s 100m Freestyle S9
2020GoldPara swimmingTupou NeiufiWomen’s 100m Backstroke S8
2020GoldPara athleticsAnna GrimaldiWomen’s Long Jump T47 (Paralympic Record)
2020GoldPara athleticsHolly RobinsonWomen’s Javelin Throw F46
2020SilverPara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen’s 100m Breastroke SB8
2020SilverPara athleticsDanielle AitchisonWomen’s 200m T36
2020SilverPara athleticsWilliam StedmanMen’s Long Jump T36 (Oceania Record)
2020BronzePara athleticsDanielle AitchisonWomen’s 100m T36 (Oceania Record)
2020BronzePara athleticsWilliam StedmanMen’s 400m T36
2020BronzePara swimmingSophie PascoeWomen’s 100m Backstroke S9

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