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Neroli Fairhall

Full name: Neroli Susan Fairhall
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: August 26, 1944 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: June 11, 2006 in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Archery

Biography

As a track & field athlete, Neroli Fairhall became paralysed from the waist down following a motorcycle accident. She continued her athletics career, competing in the 1972 Paralympic Games in various events in track and field. She then switched to archery, winning the gold in the 1980 Paralympics. She started competing with able-bodied athletes, from her wheelchair. When archery made its only appearance at the Commonwealth Games in 1982, she won the gold medal. Two years later, she became the first paraplegic to compete at the Olympics. Fairhall did not return to the Olympics, but competed twice more in the Paralympic Games, in 1988 and 2000. She retired after the latter event, switching to coaching. She passed away at the age of 61, of an illness related to her disability.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery Women's Individual New Zealand NZL 35

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Final Standings 35 1984-08-08 2,357
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Total 30 metres 34T 1984-08-08 650
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Total 50 metres 35 1984-08-08 564
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Total 70 metres 27 1984-08-08 599
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Total 90 metres 35 1984-08-08 544
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round One 38 1984-08-08 1,167
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round One 30 metres 33T 1984-08-08 326
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round One 50 metres 30T 1984-08-08 284
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round One 60 metres 40T 1984-08-08 289
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round One 70 metres 37 1984-08-08 268
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round Two 32 1984-08-10 1,190
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round Two 30 metres 32T 1984-08-10 324
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round Two 50 metres 36 1984-08-10 280
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round Two 60 metres 15 1984-08-10 310
1984 Summer 39 Los Angeles Archery New Zealand Round Two 70 metres 28 1984-08-10 276
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