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.
Liam Malone has broken another record to win the 400 metre sprint and claim his second gold at the rio Paralympics..
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. . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand is now 11th in the medal tally with four gold, three silver and two bronze.
Cyclists Emma Foy and Laura Thompson won silver in the 3000 metre individual pursuit.
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).
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.
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.