Kōrero: Disability sport

Neroli Fairhall

Neroli Fairhall

Neroli Fairhall is shown here with fellow members of the New Zealand team at the opening ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Fairhall made history as the first paraplegic athlete to compete at an Olympic Games. She became a paraplegic after a motorbike accident at the age of 24. She won a gold medal for archery at the 1980 Arnhem Paralympics and defeated a field of able-bodied athletes at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games. She also represented New Zealand at the 1972 Heidelberg, 1988 Seoul and 2000 Sydney Paralympics.

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

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Ian McDonald, 'Disability sport - Paralympics and Commonwealth Games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38025/neroli-fairhall (accessed 30 November 2023)

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