Toronto 1976 Paralympic Team group photo

New Zealand at the Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games

  • 12 Kiwi Paralympians, including 7 returning Paralympians and 5 debutants
  • The New Zealand Paralympic Team included 11 male and 1 female Paralympians
  • 5 Para sports competed in – Para archery, Para athletics, Para powerlifting, Para table tennis, Para swimming
  • 13 medals won by New Zealand – 7 GOLD, 1 SILVER and 5 BRONZE
  • 18th in the world overall medal table*
  • Eve Rimmer – Paralympian #13 was the only female and most successful New Zealand Paralympian winning a total of 4 gold and 1 silver medals in Para athletics events
  • 1271 Paralympians from 41 countries competed in 13 Para sports in Toronto 1976

Toronto 1976 - Medal Tally


Toronto 1976 - Details

1976GoldPara athleticsBill LeanMen's Shot Put 4
1976GoldPara athleticsDennis MillerMen's 60m 1C
1976GoldPara athleticsDennis MillerMen's Slalom 1C
1976GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Discus 3
1976GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Javelin 3
1976GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Pentathlon 3
1976GoldPara athleticsEve RimmerWomen's Shot Put 3
1976SilverPara athleticsBrian McNichollMen's Slalom 4
1976BronzePara athleticsRoss HyndsMen's Discus 1C
1976BronzePara athleticsJim SavageMen's Shot Put 3
1976BronzePara swimmingPaul ChambersMen's 50m Breaststroke 4
1976BronzePara powerliftingFred CrebaMen's Light-Heavyweight
1976BronzePara poweliftingReuben NgataMen's Lightweight

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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