26 September, 2016 | Dan Shepherd
The New Zealand Paralympic team haave returned from a record equalling Paralympic Summer Games for New Zealand at Rio2016, with the 31 strong New Zealand team bringing back a medal haul of 21 medals.
The 21 medals exceeded the teams expectations for themselves, setting a Games goal of 18 medals pre event, and equals New Zealand’s best ever medal haul at a Paralympic Games.
Three of those medals were won by blind and low vision athletes, with Mary Fisher winning Gold in the Women’s S11 100m Backstroke, while the tandem pairing of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson claiming a Silver and a Bronze.
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