Kōrero: Disability and disability organisations

Para-swimmer Sophie Pascoe

Para-swimmer Sophie Pascoe

Swimmer Sophie Pascoe won the inaugural Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award at the 2011 Halberg Awards, as a result of winning two gold medals in world record times at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships. She won the award again in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017, and was also nominated for Sportswoman of the Year in both 2008 and 2009. Pascoe won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008, and three gold and three silver medals at the 2012 London Paralympics. In 2016 she won three gold and two silver medals at the Rio Paralympics, making her New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian. Pascoe has also twice won two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, in 2014 and 2018.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Getty Images
Reference: 69521873
Photograph by Hannah Johnston

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Sports organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46900/para-swimmer-sophie-pascoe (accessed 27 May 2024)

He kōrero nā Martin Sullivan, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018