Monday , 22 April 2024

New Zealand increases by 32% its funds for the Paralympic sports!

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) has received a NZD 550,000 [over EUR 350,000] increase in funding from High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ), taking core investment up to NZD 2.250m [over EUR 1.5m] in 2017. This represents a 32 per cent increase from a $1.7m annual core investment between 2014-2016. HPSNZ has also expressed its long-term intention to invest in Para sport throughout the four-year Games cycle.

The core investment decision follows a successful Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where New Zealand won 21 medals overall made up of nine golds, five silvers and seven bronzes to finish 13th in the medals table, the country’s highest position ever. New Zealand was also the world’s number 1 country for medals per capita.

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