Parafed Wellington

Inspire, Enable, Achieve

Welcome to Parafed Wellington

At Parafed Wellington we inspire, enable and achieve.

We do this through our members and supporters being involved in sporting, 

recreation or leisure opportunities.  

We work with a range of organisations and partners to make our members 

sporting and recreational lives as great as possible.   


Congratulations to our Parafed Wellington Paralympians

Mary Fisher- Swimming 100m Backstroke S11 - GOLD and new WORLD RECORD

 400m Freestyle S11 - 4th, 50m Freestyle S11 - 6th,  100m Freestyle S11 - 4th, 200m IM SM11 - 6th

Kate Horan - Cycling 3km Pursuit C4 - Qual - Paralympic RecordFinal - 4th; 500m C4-5 - 4th, Cycling Time Trial C4 - 8th

Amanda Cameron/Hannah van Kampen - Cycling Kilo BVI - Final- 6th and Personal Best, Cycling 3km Pursuit BVI - 4th, Cycling Road Race BVI - 11th

Greg Reid - Shooting R3 Air Rifle Prone - 7th, Shooting R6 - 37th


New Zealand in competition at Rio 2016

  • 31 kiwi Paralympians, including 11 returning athletes and 20 debutants
  • 6 sports - Para-Swimming, Para-Cycling, Para-Shooting, Para-Sailing, Para-Athletics, Para-Canoe
  • 68 separate events contested across these 6 Para-Sports by kiwi Paralympians
  • 3 world records were set by New Zealand, of the 196 set across the 6 Para-Sports kiwis contested
  • 11 Paralympic records were set by New Zealand
  • 21 medals won by New Zealand - 9 GOLD, 5 SILVER and 7 BRONZE
  •  52% of all events contested saw kiwi Paralympians deliver personal best times
  • 57 finals were reached from amongst the 68 events contested by kiwi Paralympians
  • 94% of our kiwi Paralympians made it to the Top 8 in at least one event
  • 77% of the finals reached saw a New Zealander finish in the Top 8
  • 12 individual Paralympians secured medals, and increase from 4 during London 2012
  • 1st in the world for medals per capita, successfully defending London 2012 title
  • 13th in the world overall in medals, beating previous best of 16 th at the Athens 2004 Paralympics
  • 10th most successful Paralympian for Sophie Pascoe, amongst 4,350 Paralympians at the Games 
  • 9 gold medals secured, matching to the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games for most successful 





Rio 2016 - records broken all round

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...   More


Kate Horan sets new Paralympic Record

Kate Horan was the first New Zealand Paralympian to compete today in the Women’s 3km Pursuit C4 and did it in style, setting a Paralympic record and personal best time of 4:02.608. Kate will ride off for the...   More


Mary Fisher wins New Zealand’s second GOLD medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in a dominant display

Paralympian Mary Fisher smashed her competitors in the Women's 100m Backstroke S11 in Rio de Janeiro tonight, winning New Zealand’s second GOLD medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Fisher took out the win...   More


Fourth Paralympian to join Parafed Wellington

Today Amanda Cameron joined Parafed Wellington. This means we now have FOUR members heading off to Rio in September.   More


Parafed Wellington Named Finalist in Wellington Airport Community Awards

For the 3rd year running, Parafed Wellington has been named a Finalist in the Wellington Airport Community Awards. This year we submitted our Youth Group programme for an Award. The Awards ceremony will be...   More

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