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
  • Paralympian #13 Eve Rimmer 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

Para athletics
Paul Chambers
Graham Condon
Fred Creba
Ross Hynds
Bill Lean
Graeme Marett
Brian McNicholl
Dennis Miller  
Doug Moore
Reuben Ngata
Eve Rimmer
Jim Savage

Para archery
Bill Lean
Graeme Marett
Eve Rimmer

Para powerlifting
Fred Creba
Brian McNicholl 
Reuben Ngata

Para swimming
Paul Chambers
Graham Condon
Graeme Marett

Para table tennis
Bill Lean
Dennis Miller
Doug Moore
Reuben Ngata