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recreation or leisure opportunities.  

We work with a range of organisations and partners to make our members 

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09/09/2016

Mary Fisher wins New Zealand’s second GOLD medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in a dominant display


Paralympian Mary Fisher smashed her competitors in the Women's 100m Backstroke S11 in Rio de Janeiro tonight, winning New Zealand’s second GOLD medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Fisher took out the win in a World Record time of 1:17.96 ahead of Liwen Cai (China) and Maja Reichard (Sweden).

Mary Fisher was the break-out star of the London 2012 Paralympic Games for New Zealand, winning a gold, two silver and a bronze. Her dominance since then has been irrefutable, stacking up a massive 14 Gold medals and three Silver medals in international competition over the past four years.

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Fisher has just earned New Zealand its 202nd Paralympic medal with her GOLD, after Sophie Pascoe took the 200th with a SILVER just 20 minutes ago in the Women’s 50m Freestyle S10 and Rory McSweeney taking the 201st medal with a BRONZE just 10mins ago in the Men's Javelin F44.

Fisher’s win cements an extraordinary night in Rio for the New Zealand Paralympic Team, with Liam Malone still due to compete in the final of the Men's 100m T44 in just 30mins time (at 10.58am NZT).



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Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners

Caltex Novice Trophy - Rose Vaea

Parafed Wellington Athletic Cup - Libby Leikis

Parafed Wellington Boccia Cup - Matthew Henderson & Colin Frude

Parafed Wellington Swimming Cup - Mary Fisher

Parafed Wellington Rugby Cup - Chris & Michael Barry

Eileen O'Callaghan "Hand of Friendship" Award - Erin Fitzgerald

WPPDA President's Trophy - Kate Horan

Parafed Wellington Trophy - Mary Fisher

Harold O'Callaghan Trophy - Greg Reid