Nikita Howarth Paralympics 2016

Huge congratulations to Nikita Howarth of Cambridge, Waipa for her outstanding results in the Rio Paralympics.

Paralympian Nikita Howarth put in a phenomenal swim today in Rio de Janeiro, to pick up her second medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – a GOLD in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM7. This result follows hard on the heels of her performance yesterday, which saw Howarth collect her first ever Paralympic medal, a BRONZE in the Women’s 50m Butterfly S7. At just 13 years old, Howarth became New Zealand’s youngest ever Paralympian at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Nikita Howarth did the business today in 2:57.29, 5 seconds ahead of Tess Routliffe (Canada) and 7 seconds ahead of Courtney Jordan (USA). She went into the finals after taking a commanding lead in her heat today, to qualify fastest for the final in a time of 2:58.82, 4.5 seconds faster than her rivals.

The New Zealand Paralympic Team are preparing to depart the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games & will return to New Zealand with a total of 21 Medals – 9 GOLD, 5 SILVER & 7 BRONZE!!

Due to the overwhelming public demand Paralympics New Zealand will be hosting a PUBLIC Welcome Home Event for the New Zealand Paralympic Team this Friday, 23 September at 10.00am.

Bring your friends, family, school (dress in black & gold) for your exclusive chance to meet, grab a selfie & rub shoulders with all 31 Paralympians!!

WHAT: Welcome Home – Public Event
WHERE: Stadium Athletics Track, AUT Millennium, Auckland
WHEN: Friday 23 September at 10.00am