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Peter Martin MNZM #100

Peter Martin, New Zealand Paralympian

A ‘small block’ farmer in Matangi, raised in the central north island and married to Anna, Peter competed at four Paralympic Games, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and London 2012 in Para athletics.

Over his four Paralympic Games, Peter gained 4 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze and 3 world record performances. Today he remains the current Men’s Javelin F52 and Pentathlon P52/53 world record holder. Peter has been involved in a variety of Para sports including coaching the Wheel Blacks and participating in Wheelchair tennis. In 2017, Peter was presented with a PNZ Order of Merit for his outstanding contribution to the disability sport sector.

Peter officially received his ‘numbered’ pin as part of The Celebration Project in Hamilton in June 2019.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
London 2012
  • -

Athens 2004
  • Gold - Men's Shot Put F52

  • Gold - Men's Javelin F52-53

  • Bronze - Men's Discus F52

Sydney 2000
  • Gold - Men's Shot Put F53

  • Bronze - Men's Pentathlon P53

Atlanta 1996
  • Gold - Men's Shot Put F52

  • Silver - Men's Javelin F52


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