Insurance company Cigna New Zealand has recognised the dedication and outstanding achievements of a para-swimmer in the recent Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
Mary Fisher was named the Cigna Disabled Person of the Year for the fifth year running. The award was given in recognition of her dedication as a visually impaired swimmer, as she continues to break world records and took the gold at the Rio Paralympic Games in the 100m Backstroke S11.
Cigna CEO Lance Walker was thrilled to present Fisher the award, commenting: “Being the only Wellington sportswoman to win an individual medal at either the 2016 Olympics or Paralympics is a significant achievement, making her an incredibly fitting recipient for the award.”
Walker also congratulated all the award nominees, whose successes, he said, “show us all what can be achieved when we put our minds to a task.”
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