Story: Disabled sport

Pompey Heremaia at the Perth Games, 1962

Pompey Heremaia at the Perth Games, 1962

Pompey Heremaia throws the javelin at the Perth Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in 1962. Heremaia, the sole New Zealand representative at the games, won gold medals in the javelin and in snooker. Like Heremaia, many disabled athletes have taken a range of sports up to a competitive level.

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Reference: New Zealand Herald, 19 November 1962, section 1, page 4 (NP-1718-4)

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Ian McDonald, 'Disabled sport - Development of disabled sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Ian McDonald, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 2 Aug 2017