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  1. Part one of four from this full length programme.

  2. Part two of four from this full length programme.

  3. Part three of four from this full length programme.

  4. Part four of four from this full length programme.

Synopsis

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. 

 

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 Chas Toogood
 Paul Holmes
 Tony Parkinson

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 Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart

The great doco by Paul Holmes in Barcelona .he did so much good for Paralympic athletes. My thoughts are with Paul and his family and friends. Kia Kaha. And - I saw my cousin Kathy Condon in the opening procession :)

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Quotes

We’re not ‘having a go,’ we’ve trained for years to get here. It’s an achievement to get here to Barcelona. 
In a general public area they see the wheelchair first so it’s up to you as a person to portray your personality forward and then the wheelchair is insignificant.