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Lorraine Te Punga #56

Lorraine Te Punga, New Zealand Paralympian on skis

Lorraine represented New Zealand at the Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Winter Games. She was the only women in a team of 3 Paralympians, emerging as part of a new generation of Kiwi Para alpine skiers, competing in Para alpine skiing in Giant slalom, slalom and downhill. 
Her passion for sport continued off the slopes as Lorraine worked as a swim school manager until last year. She is now a part time educational support worker.

Lorraine officially received her ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Tauranga in July 2019.

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Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Winter Games


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    Hometown: Taupo

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    Born: 3 August 1953

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    Iwi: Ngāti Rangi

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    Ethnicity: NZ Maori

  • Eligible Impairment: Right Leg Above Knee Amputee

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    Games Year: Innsbruck 1988

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    Para Sport: Para alpine skiing

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