Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Team group photo

NEW ZEALAND IN COMPETITION AT THE Arnhem 1980 PARALYMPIC GAMES:

  • 18 Kiwi Paralympians, including 8 returning Paralympians and 10 debutants The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 13 male and 5 female Paralympians
  • 5 Para sports competed in – Para archery, Para athletics, Para table tennis, Shooting Para sport, Para swimming – across the 13 Para sports featured at Arnhem 1980
  • 19 medals won by New Zealand – 7 GOLD, 6 SILVER and 6 BRONZE
  • 19th in the world overall medal table
  • 13 of the 19 medals won were in Para athletic events
  • Paralympian #17 Neroli Fairhall won the wheelchair women’s doubles Para archery competition and then went on to compete at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where she finished 35th out of 56. She is the only Para athlete to compete at both the Paralympic and Olympic Games.
  • 1653 Paralympians from 42 countries competed in 13 Para sports in Arnhem 1980

Arnhem 1980 - Medal Tally

Gold07
Silver06
Bronze06
Total19

Arnhem 1980 - Details

YearMedalSportNameEvent
1980GoldPara archeryNeroli FairhallWomen's Double FITA Round P
1980GoldPara athleticsGraham CondonMen's Discus 2
1980GoldPara athleticsKaye FirthWomen's Pentathlon B
1980GoldPara athleticsPatricia HillWomen's Slalom 2
1980GoldPara athleticsDennis MillerMen's Slalom 1C
1980GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Shot Put 3
1980GoldPara swimmingPaul ChambersMen's 100m Breaststroke 4
1980SilverPara archeryEve RimmerWomen's Advanced Metric Round P
1980SilverPara athleticsJohn EdenMen's High Jump C
1980SilverPara athleticsPatricia HillWomen's 200m 2
1980SilverPara athleticsRoss HyndsMen's Discus 1C
1980SilverPara archeryNew ZealandWomen's Pairs open
1980BronzePara athleticsGraham CondonMen's Slalom 2
1980BronzePara athleticsPatricia HillWomen's 400m 2
1980BronzePara athleticsRoss HyndsMen's Shot Put 1C
1980BronzePara athleticsDennis MillerMen's 60m 1C
1980BronzePara athleticsTewai SkipwithWomen's Discus A
1980BronzeShooting Para sportDave TarrantMixed Air Pistol 2-5
1980BronzePara swimmingNew ZealandMen's 3x50m Medley Relay 2-4

New Zealand Team

Para athletics
Greg Cochrane
Graham Condon
John Eden
Neroli Fairhall
Kaye Firth
Brian Froggatt
Latoatama Halatau
Patricia Hill
Ross Hynds
Bill Lean
Dennis Miller
Chris Moran
Ken Raymond
Eve Rimmer
Jim Savage
Tewai Skipwith

Para archery
Neroli Fairhall
Ross Hynds
Bill Lean
Ken Raymond
Eve Rimmer
Jim Savage

Para table tennis
Bill Lean

Shooting Para sport
Dave Tarrant

Para swimming
Paul Chambers
Greg Cochrane
Graham Condon
John Eden
Kaye Firth
Chris Moran