Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Team group photo

NEW ZEALAND IN COMPETITION AT THE Tel Aviv 1968 PARALYMPIC GAMES:

  • New Zealand’s first Paralympic Team to compete at the Paralympic Games
  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 16 Kiwi Paralympians – 15 male and 1 female
  • 7 Para sports competed in – Para archery, Para athletics, Para lawn bowls, Para fencing, Para powerlifting, Para table tennis, Para swimming
  • 4 medals won by New Zealand, all by Paralympian #13 Eve Rimmer – 1 GOLD, 2 SILVER and 1 BRONZE in Para athletics and Para swimming
  • 18th in the world overall medal table
  • 775 Paralympians from 28 countries competed in 10 Para sports in Tel Aviv 1968

Tel Aviv 1968 - Medal Tally

Gold01
Silver02
Bronze01
Total04

Tel Aviv 1968 - Details

YearMedalSportNameEvent
1968GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Javelin C
1968SilverPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Shot Put C
1968SilverPara swimmingEve RimmerWomen's 50m Freestyle Class 4 C
1968BronzePara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Discus C

New Zealand Team

Para athletics
Len Campbell
Leo Close
Graham Condon 
Rex Fattorini
Bill Lean
Graeme Marett 
Reuben Ngata
Bill Plessius
Eve Rimmer 
Jim Savage

Para archery
Norman Brown
Bill Flood 
Bill Lean
Graeme Marett 
Rodney Wright 

Para bowls
Bill Flood 

Para fencing
Len Campbell
Bill Flood 

Para powerlifting
Rex Fattorini

Para swimming
Norman Brown
Graham Condon 
Graeme Marett
Eve Rimmer   
John Stott 
Rodney Wright 

Para table tennis
Norman Brown
Bill Lean
Graeme Marett 
Doug McDonald 
Phil Read
Jim Savage
John Stott