Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games

  • 10 Kiwi Paralympians, including 6 returning Paralympians and 4 debutants
  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 7 male and 3 female Paralympians
  • 4 Para sports competed in – Para archery, Para athletics, Para table tennis, Para swimming – across the 10 Para sports featured at Heidelberg 1972
  • 9 medals won by New Zealand – 3 GOLD, 3 SILVER and 3 BRONZE
  • 18th in the world overall medal table*
  • 8 of the 9 medals were won in Para athletics events
  • All NZ Paralympians competed in Para athletics
  • 922 Paralympians from 41 countries competed in 10 Para sports in Heidelberg 1972

Heidelberg 1972 - Medal Tally


Heidelberg 1972 - Details

Year Medal SportName Event
1972GoldPara athleticsGraham CondonMen's Discus 3
1972GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Pentathlon 3
1972GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Shot Put 3
1972SilverPara athleticsGraeme MarettMen's Discus 2
1972SilverPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Discus 3
1972SilverPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Javelin 3
1972BronzePara athleticsGraeme MarettMen's Pentathlon 2
1972BronzePara athleticsJim SavageMen's Shot Put 3
1972BronzePara swimmingTina MorganWomen's 25m Backstroke 1B

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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