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  1. Part one of five from this full length documentary.

  2. Part two of five from this full length documentary.

  3. Part three of five from this full length documentary.

  4. Part four of five from this full length documentary.

  5. Part five of five from this full length documentary.

  6. The credits for this documentary.

Synopsis

Fronted by Paul Holmes, this doco looks at the New Zealand Paralympic team at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. It was the most successful team to date with a haul of nine gold medals, six silver and four bronze (and 44 personal bests). Triumph focuses on several disabled Kiwi athletes, from their arrival in the States to victory on the track, in the pool and on the field. The first Paralympics were held in Rome in 1960 with just 400 competitors. In Atlanta 3,500 athletes competed, 35 of them kiwis. Triumph broke ground screening in a primetime slot on TV One.

 

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 Paul Holmes
 Chas Toogood
 Tony Parkinson

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Quotes

It’s great satisfaction. I mean its hard work along the way. You have to put in a lot of effort, a lot of hard work, and it’s paid off. Gold medal. World record. Can’t complain too much. Great feeling, great to have it. 
It’s moving the focus away from the disability and all the problems that go with the disability to show what is the potential or ability of an individual. 

Awards

1997 New York Festivals
Silver

1997 Media Peace Awards
Winner