Games type: Summer Paralympic Games
Games year: Rio 2016
Para sport: Shooting Para sport
Gender: Male
Date of Birth27 February 1962
ResidesFeatherston, Wairapapa
OccupationMass Metrologist
Eligible impairmentLoss of limb
Health conditionRight leg amputee

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 was convinced 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.

The highlight of Greg’s Shooting Para sport career to date would be the bronze medal he won at the 2009 Oceania Championships and making the finals at the 2010 IPC Shooting World Championships. Most recently Greg was thrilled with his achievements at this year’s IPC Shooting World Cup in Poland where he secured a slot for New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

He was then selected to the Team that went on to win a stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th). Greg’s had an outstanding performance in Rio making his first ever Paralympic Games final and finishing 7th in a hotly competed event.

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

2016Rio 2016 Paralympic Games7th - R3 Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1