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Grant Sharman MNZM #107

Grant Sharman, New Zealand Paralympian coaching Wheel Blacks team

After a rugby accident at school, Grant became the first patient at the Otara Spinal unit that has since provided rehabilitation and support for many New Zealanders. Fast forward and Grant became the captain and teammate of the Wheel Blacks team that won bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in 1996 and 2000. He then coached the team to a gold medal at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. Retiring from Wheelchair rugby, he returned to competitive sport being introduced to Shooting Para sport by New Zealand Paralympic champion Michael Johnson. Dedicated, and a man of many talents, Grant served as chairperson of Parafed Auckland, as high performance director for Paralympics New Zealand, he received the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with an impairment and is also an internationally recognised mouth painter. 

Grant officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Auckland in February 2020.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
  • Bronze

Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
  • Bronze


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