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 Eve Rimmer – Paralympian #13 – 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