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Eve Rimmer BEM #13

Eve Rimmer, New Zealand Paralympian

Eve Rimmer competed in the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games as the first and only woman of this Paralympic Games Team. She won New Zealand’s first ever medals. Eve then went on to represent New Zealand at four consecutive Paralympic Games. Her record of 14 medals stood from 1980 and was only broken 36 years later at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games by Sophie Pascoe.

Eve officially received her ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Auckland in May 2019. She was represented by her daughters Wendy and Julie.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games
  • Gold - Para athletics Women's Javelin C

  • Silver - Para athletics Women's Shot Put C

  • Silver - Para swimming Women's 50m Freestyle Class 4 C

  • Bronze - Women's Discus C

Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games
  • Gold - Women's Pentathlon 3

  • Gold - Women's shot put 3

  • Silver - Women's Discus 3

  • Silver - Women's Javelin 3

Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games
  • Gold - Women's Discus 3

  • Gold - Women's Javelin 3

  • Gold - Women's Pentathlon 3

  • Gold - Women's Shot Put 3

Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games
  • Gold - Women's Shot Put 3

  • Silver - Para archery Women's Advanced Metric Round P


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