Kōrero: Disability 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 competed in several sports at the top level.

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

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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/38019/pompey-heremaia-at-the-perth-games-1962 (accessed 27 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Ian McDonald, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Feb 2022 with assistance from Catriona McBean