Story: Disability sport

Liam Malone, Rio, 2016

Liam Malone, Rio, 2016

Paralympian Liam Malone is pictured here on his way to winning gold in record time in the men’s 200 metres (T44 class), having already won a silver medal in the 100 metres. He went on to win a second record-breaking gold medal in the 400 metres. The Rio games were Malone’s only Paralympics. He was New Zealand’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony.

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Ian McDonald, 'Disability sport - Paralympics and Commonwealth Games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Ian McDonald, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Feb 2022 with assistance from Catriona McBean