19th World Transplant Games, Durban, South Africa 2012

01 Jan 2012

Back row Sheryl Power (Team Manager), Matthew Mokoroa (Liver), Ray Morrissey (Bone Marrow), Vivienne Smith (Lung), Craig Sweeney (Heart), Dave Swarbrick (Heart), Dave Irvine (Heart), Alan Power (Heart), Laurence Smith (Kidney)
Front row Sacha Wettenhall (Heart), Kirsty Johnson-Cox (Physio), Sara Ford (Kidney)


The team won 11 medals – 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 6 Bronze. Matthew Mokoroa created two World records for cricket ball throw (77.14m) and shot put (10.73) in his age category. The New Zealand team finished 24th out of 49 participating countries on the medal tally. Sponsorship was received from Infinity Foundation and The Johnsonville Club.


Medal table

Athlete Event Age category Gold Silver Bronze
Mathew Mokoroa Ball throw 15-17 boys 1    
Mathew Mokoroa Shot put 15-19 boys 1    
Lawrence Smith Squash 50-59 men 1    
Ray Morrissey Gold Individual Gross Men 9-16 handicap 1    
Craig Sweeney Petanque Singles 30-39 men   1  
Alan Power Gold Individual Gross Men 60-69     1
Alan Power and Lawrence Smith Tennis doubles 15-17 boys     1
Mathew Mokoroa Ten Pin Singles 15-17 boys     1
Sara Ford Petanque singles 40-49 ladies     1
Sara Ford Ten Pin Singles 40-49 ladies     1
Sacha Wettenhall Table Tennis Singles 20-29 ladies     1
      4 1 6


Games video

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