Games type: Summer Paralympic Games
Games year: Arnhem 1980, Barcelona 1992, New York & Stoke Mandeville 1984, Toronto 1976
Medal won: Bronze, Silver
Para sport: Para archery, Para athletics
Gender: Male
EthnicityNZ European
Date of Birth15 September 1946
Date of Death25 June 2015
OccupationBank officer
Impairment (Disability)Tetraplegic

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

1976Toronto 1976 Paralympic GamesBronze Men's Discus 1C
1980Arnhem 1980 Paralympic GamesSilver Men's Discus 1C
Bronze Men's Shot Put 1C
1984New York & Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympic GamesBronze Men's Discus 1C