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Carey Lineham #98

Carey Lineham, New Zealand Paralympian

Carey competed in Para athletics at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Being a tetraplegic, Carey specialised in Wheelchair racing and competed in the 800m, 1500m and Marathon events in the T51 class in Atlanta.  

In Atlanta 1996, the New Zealand Paralympic Team of 34 proud Kiwis won collectively 19 medals. Sir Paul Holmes, former Paralympics New Zealand Patron famously hosted ‘Triumph of Human Spirit’: a documentary about the New Zealand Paralympic Team at Atlanta 1996. It was a ground breaking success.  

Carey lived in Nelson and worked as a farmer.  

Carey passed away in 2010.

Carey was represented by his family who received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Wellington in November 2020.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Atlanta 1996
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