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Liam Malone, Rio, 2016

Liam Malone, Rio, 2016

Paralympian Liam Malone is pictured here on his way to winning gold in record time in the men’s 200 metres (T44 class), having already won a silver in the 100 metres. He went on to win a second record-breaking gold medal in the 400 metres. The Rio games were Malone’s first Paralympics, and the New Zealand team would later select him as the flag-bearer for the closing ceremony.

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Ian McDonald, 'Disabled sport - Paralympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Ian McDonald, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 2 Aug 2017