Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Staunch supporters of extraordinary people

It’s not every day you get to team up with your heroes. The New Zealand Paralympic Team are extraordinary. Not only do they show resilience in the face of adversity, they challenge the norm, push boundaries, and show us all that no obstacle is too great to overcome.

Although the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has been postponed to August and September 2021, our Paralympians continue to train day in, day out in gyms, tracks, and pools all over the country.

As staunch supporters, we’re humbled to be a small part of this extraordinary team as they prepare for glory on the world stage. As Kiwis, we’d just like to say… Go and smash it.

Meet our extraordinary people

Meet two of our extraordinary people, Para cyclist Emma Foy and Wheel Black Cody Everson. They both attribute their success to their staunchest supporters, their family, friends, coach, and training partners. Emma and Cody harness the power of sport to positively influence community perception of disabled people and promote a more diverse and inclusive society. Watch their stories here.

Support our extraordinary people

As Kiwis backing Kiwis, we hear that you want to show support to our Paralympians competing in Tokyo. Whether you want to remind your local Paralympian of Aotearoa by gifting Pineapple Lumps or simply writing a message of support, we’re here to make this happen.

Further details will follow as we get closer to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

About the Paralympic Games

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has been postponed and will now run from 24 August – 5 September 2021. The Games will showcase 22 Para sports and approximately 4,400 Paralympians competing. The New Zealand Paralympic Team are targeting 22 medals.

Japan has a reputation for flawless preparation and execution in large scale events. Having hosted the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, Japan will no doubt deliver a Games that will be no exception to this rule.

Find out more about the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.