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Dan Buckingham #142

Dan Buckingham, New Zealand Paralympian

Dan was a member of the gold medal winning Wheel Blacks at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. He went onto captain the team in Beijing 2008. Dan was also one of the presenters and producers that shared the success of the Rio 2016 Paralympics with all Kiwis as part of the TVNZ and Attitude broadcast.

Dan is now Chief Executive of Able, the media accessibility company.

Dan officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Auckland in May 2019.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Beijing 2008
  • -

Athens 2004
  • Gold


  • Hometown: Auckland

  • Born: 25 September 1980

  • Eligible Impairment: Loss of muscle power

  • Health Condition: Quadriplegia (caused by spinal cord injury)

  • Games Year: Beijing 2008, Athens 2004

  • Medals Won: 1 Gold

  • Para Sport: Wheelchair rugby

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