Rodney Wright #16
|Date of Birth||22 August 1947
|Occupation||Retired Manufacturing Jeweller|
Rodney competed in international Para sport events in the late 60s. Upon return from one of these events in Jamaica, he held a meeting at his house of participating athletes and team support staff. It was then decided that it would be advantageous to form a national Paralympic organisation.
This was the start of the New Zealand Paraplegic & Physically Disabled Federation, the original name of Paralympics New Zealand. A few months later, Rodney was selected to compete at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games in Para archery and Para swimming. Rodney is a retired manufacturing jeweller and now lives in Papamoa with his wife Jocelyn.
Rodney officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Tauranga in July 2019.
|1968||Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympc Games||-|