Ross Hynds #24
|Date of Birth||15 September 1946|
|Date of Death||25 June 2015|
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.
|1976||Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games||Bronze Men's Discus 1C|
|1980||Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games||Silver Men's Discus 1C
Bronze Men's Shot Put 1C
|1984||New York & Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympic Games||Bronze Men's Discus 1C|