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New Zealand Paralympic Team Return
The New Zealand Paralympic team have returned from an extremely successful Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The team won 21 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze), which ranked the team 13th overall on the medal table and the number 1 nation on medals per capita.

Of the 31 athletes in the team, 12 individuals secured medals including the following past and present Canterbury athletes:

Sophie Pascoe - Swimming - 3 Gold, 2 Silver
Liam Malone - Athletics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver
William Stedman - Athletics - 2 Bronze
Holly Robinson - Athletics - 1 Silver
Laura Thompson - Cycling - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Sophie Pascoe became New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian ever, now with a stunning 15 Paralympic medals (9 gold, 6 silver) from three Paralympic Games. While out of the medals, Scott Martlew (Canoe), Andrew May (Sailing) and Caitlin Dore (Athletics) also did the Canterbury region proud, with some outstanding performances.

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