Kōrero: Disability sport

Murray Halberg at the Rome Olympics, 1960

Murray Halberg at the Rome Olympics, 1960

Murray Halberg wins the gold medal in the 5,000 metres at the Rome Olympics in 1960. Halberg had a paralysed left arm from a rugby injury he received when he was 17 years old. He went on to become one of New Zealand's greatest athletes, winning Olympic and Empire Games gold medals and setting several world records. In 1963 Halberg set up the Murray Halberg Trust for Crippled Children (now the Halberg Foundation), dedicated to enabling children with disabilities to reach their sporting potential.

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New Zealand Olympic Museum – He Pataka Taumahekeheke, New Zealand Olympic Committee

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Ian McDonald, 'Disability sport - Development of disability sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38016/murray-halberg-at-the-rome-olympics-1960 (accessed 14 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Ian McDonald, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Feb 2022 me te āwhina o Catriona McBean