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Twelve Days Of Glory - The Forgotten Athletes Television – 1993 Sport Documentary

Twelve Days Of Glory - The Forgotten Athletes

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Presented by Paul Holmes, this documentary follows the team of 13 kiwi competitors at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympics. Swimmer Jenny Newstead won four gold medals and broke world records, but for this small team the focus was on personal bests as they headed into a more professional era. There's triumph and disappointment mixed with the message that these were elite athletes competing strongly against the rest of the world. The lessons learned in Barcelona would lead to a much stronger showing four years later in Atlanta. 

 

Key Cast & Crew

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Chas Toogood

Producer, Director

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Tony Parkinson

Sound

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Leo Shelton

Camera

We’re not ‘having a go,’ we’ve trained for years to get here. It’s an achievement to get here to Barcelona.
– Cristeen Smith, Paralympian