NZ Paralympic swimmer collects New Year honour | Pacific Beat

NZ Paralympic swimmer collects New Year honour

NZ Paralympic swimmer collects New Year honour

Updated 5 June 2013, 9:28 AEST

New Zealand Paralympic swimmer Mary Fisher has been invested with an Order of Merit for her results at last year's London Paralympics.

Mary - who is blind - won a gold medal in a world record time, as well as two silvers and a bronze, at her Paralympics debut.

The award was announced in the New Years Day Honours list and she was presented with the award at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington this week.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney, Pacific Correspondent

Speaker: Mary Fisher, Paralympic champion, New Zealand


Campbell Cooney

Campbell Cooney


Campbell joined the ABC in 1997 and has been reporting as Radio Australia’s Pacific Correspondent since 2006.

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