3 gold 2 silver 2 bronze

New Zealand athletes have made a strong start at the Paralympics in Rio with three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes, which puts us 14th on the medal table.

Anna Grimaldi won gold in the long jump; and Sophie Pascoe and Mary Fisher won golds in backstroke.

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Sophie Pascoe won silver in the 50 metre freestyle; Liam Malone won silver in the 100 metres.

Rory McSweeney won bronze in the javelin and Rebecca Dubber won bronze in the backstroke.

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