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Greg Reid #204

Greg Reid, New Zealand Paralympian at shooting range

Greg Reid has been shooting for over 20 years. It all started when he took part in an Open Day in Wainuiomata where he was competing in non-disabled shooting. He competed in many competitions until 2000. However it was not until 2009 that Greg chose to return to shooting, this time in the form of Shooting Para sport. He started at Shooting Para Sport Nationals and has not looked back.

Career highlights for Greg Reid

The highlights of Greg Reid’s Shooting Para sport career to date are the bronze medal he won at the 2009 Oceania Championships and making the finals at the 2010 IPC Shooting World Championships. Greg was proud of his achievements at the 2016 IPC Shooting World Cup in Poland where he secured a slot for New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

He then made the Paralympic Team that went on to win a stunning 21 medals in 2016. The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th). Greg Reid had an outstanding performance in Rio making his first ever Paralympic Games final. He finished 7th in a hotly competed event.

Greg was part of the team to represent NZ in the 2023 World Shooting Para Sports Championships in Lima.

Outside of Shooting Para sport

Outside of Shooting Para sport Greg is a Mass Metrologist. This is the science of measurement where by Greg looks after New Zealand’s kilogram!

Greg received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Wellington in November 2020.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
  • 7th - R3 Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1

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    • Hometown: Christchurch

    • Born: 27 February 1962

    • Eligible Impairment: Loss of limb

    • Health Condition: Right leg amputee

    • Classification: SH1

    • Games Year: Rio 2016

    • Para Sport: Shooting Para sport

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