Athens 2004 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games

  • 36 Kiwi Paralympians, including 20 returning Paralympians and 16 debutants
  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 28 male and 8 female Paralympians
  • 9 Para sports competed in – Para athletics, Boccia, Para cycling, Para equestrian, Para powerlifting, Shooting Para sport, Para swimming, Wheelchair rugby, Wheelchair tennis
  • 10 medals won by New Zealand – 6 GOLD, 1 SILVER and 3 BRONZE
  • 26th in the world in the medal standings*
  • 3 world records were set by New Zealand, 2 in Para athletics and 1 in Shooting Para sport
  • 1 Paralympic record was set by Paralympian #148 Michael Johnson in Shooting Para sport
  • A total of 705 torchbearers carried the Paralympic flame 410 km through 45 municipalities of Greece
  • 3804 Paralympians from 135 countries competed in 19 Para sports in Athens 2004

Athens 2004 - Medal Tally


Athens 2004 - Details

2004GoldPara athleticsPeter MartinMen's Shot Put F52
2004GoldPara athleticsPeter MartinMen's Javelin F52-53
2004GoldPara athleticsTim PrendergastMen's 800m T13
2004GoldPara athleticsMatt SladeMen's 200m T37
2004GoldShooting Para sportMichael JohnsonMixed Air Rifle Standing SH2
2004GoldWheelchair RugbyNew ZealandMixed
2004SilverBocciaNew ZealandMixed Team BC1-BC2
2004BronzePar athleticsPeter MartinMen's Discus F52
2004BronzePara cyclingPaul JessonMen's Road Race / Time Trial Bicycle LC3
2004BronzePara swimmingDaniel SharpMen's 100m Breaststroke SB13

New Zealand Team

How are the medal standings ranked?

* By IPC convention, the medal standings are ordered by the number of gold medals which the Para athletes from a nation have won. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NPCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IPC country code. The same convention is used by the IOC.

See also the medal standings on the IPC website.

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