Paralympic Success 2016


After 10 days of intense competition: • New Zealand finishes with 21 medals – 9 GOLD, 5 SILVER, 7 BRONZE – 3 medals over target • On the overall medals, New Zealand finishes 13th – its highest finish ever (Athens 2004 – 16th) • On medals per capita, New Zealand takes 1st place and defends the title won at London 2012 • In GOLD medals, Rio 2016 and Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games are equal as most successful • Sophie Pascoe finishes 10thin the world for performance, from amongst 4,350 Paralympians Full article here: http://www.paralympics.org.nz/News/new-zealand-paralympic-team-celebrates-as-the-rio-2016-paralympic-games-draws-to-a-close


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