Toronto 1976 Paralympic Team group photo

NEW ZEALAND IN COMPETITION 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

Gold07
Silver01
Bronze05
Total13

Toronto 1976 - Details

YearMedalSportNameEvent
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