Three more bronzes

18/09/2016

Two New Zealand paralympians have won three bronze medals to bring the country’s total to 21.

William Stedman has won bronze in the 400 metre sprint and 800m.

Emma Foy and her pilot Laura Thompson won their second medal in the Rio Paralympics with a bronze in the women’s road race.

New Zealand is now 12th in the medal tally with nine gold, five silver and seven bronze.


NZ Paralympians reach 18 medal target

16/09/2016

Liam Malone has broken another record to win the 400 metre sprint and claim his second gold at the rio Paralympics..

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Jessica Hamill won a bronze medal in the shot put.

New Zealand has reached its medal goal of 18 and is ninth of the medal table with nine gold, five silver and four bronze.

Let’s also celebrate a New Zealand born and raised Australian:

An Australian war veteran born and raised in Queenstown was racing for a fallen comrade when he won the first Paralympic title in the men’s KL3 canoe sprint in Rio.

Like every time he competes, Curtis McGrath picked one of eight names of his fellow engineer soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan since 2001, and raced for them, AAP reported.

McGrath (28) was born in Queenstown and attended Wakatipu High School before his family relocated to Brisbane, where he became a combat engineer.

He won the first Paralympic title in the men’s KL3 canoe sprint at Rio’s Lagoa Stadium yesterday. . . 


Gold & silver

14/09/2016

Nikita Howarth has won gold in the Women’s 200m.

Sophie Pascoe won silver in the 100 meter freestyle, her 15th Paralympic medal.

New Zealand is now 6th on the medal table.


Silver

14/09/2016

New Zealand flag bearer Holly Robinson won a silver medal in the javelin.

New Zealand is eighth on the medal table with 14 – seven gold, four silver and three bronze.


Gold and bronze

13/09/2016

New Zealanders have had a very successful day in the water at the Rio Paralympics.

Liam Malone has won gold in the 200 metres and Nikita Howarth won a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly.

This follows golds for Sophie Pascoe and Cameron Leslie earlier in the day.

These take  New Zealand  to seventh place in the medal tally with  13 – seven gold, three silver and three bronze.


Two more golds

13/09/2016

Sophie Pascoe has won her third Rio Paralympic gold  and Cameron Leslie won gold in the 100 metre medley.

That puts New Zealand ninth on the medal table with a total of 11 medals – 6 gold, three silver and two bronze.

 


Pascoe’s 2nd gold

12/09/2016

Sophie Pascoe set a world record when she won the 200 metre individual medley. This is her second gold  following her win in the 100 metre backstroke and silver in the 50 metre freestyle yesterday.

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New Zealand is now 11th in the medal tally with four gold, three silver and two bronze.

 


Third silver

12/09/2016

Cyclists Emma Foy and Laura Thompson won silver in the 3000 metre individual pursuit.

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That takes New Zealand to 13th place in the medal table with three golds, three silvers and two bronze medals.

(This is a correction of an earlier post in which I omitted her pilot Laura’s name).

 


3 gold 2 silver 2 bronze

11/09/2016

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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