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Ross Hynds #24

Ross Hynds, New Zealand Paralympian

Ross was a former president of Mount Maunganui Athletic Club and was also very involved with the disabled community in Tauranga being an athlete, official and coach in Para athletics. Ross made his debut at the Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games where he won a bronze medal in Discus. He competed at 3 further Paralympic Games – Arnhem 1980, New York and Stoke Mandeville 1984 and Barcelona 1992, winning 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. He was honoured with a Paralympics New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006 for outstanding service to Paralympic Sport. Ross passed away in 2015. 

Represented by his two daughters, Ross officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Tauranga in July 2019.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games
  • Bronze Men's Discus 1C

Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games
  • Silver Men's Discus 1C

  • Bronze Men's Shot Put 1C

New York & Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympic Games
  • Bronze Men's Discus 1C


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