4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Byron Raubenheimer

Name Byron Raubenheimer
Sport Para cycling
Date of Birth
5 March 1991
Coach Stuart MacDonald
Resides Hamilton
Occupation Chef
Classification C4
Impairment (Disability)
Limb deficiency
Paralympian # 203 - Rio 2016


Major International Results
2016 Rio Paralympics Games 10th - Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit C4
11th - Men's 1000m Time Trial C4-5
2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships 9th - Men's C4 1km Time Trial
2015 C1 Para Cycling Track Event -  Australia Gold - Men's 4km Pursuit
Bronze - Men's 1km Time Trial
2012 IPC Snowboard World Championships 9th - Men's Standing Snowboard Cross


Silver - Women’s C4 500m Time Trial
4th – Women C4 3km Pursuit
Silver - Women’s C4 500m Time Trial
4th – Women C4 3km Pursuit

Byron has always had a love of sport and has competed in a diverse range including mountain biking and snowboarding.  The highlight of his sporting career to date is a third placing in Holland in 2012 at the Para Snowboard World Cup.

He become involved in Para cycling in 2014 when he was invited to a Talent Identification Camp in New Plymouth.  When Byron was first looking to source a racing bike there were a few challenges.  The bike has to sourced from South Africa and was the biggest production bike made at the time due to Byron's height. 

Byron's make his international Para cycling debut in 2015 at the UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships, which saw him place in the top 10.

Byron continues to be excited about what the future holds and was thrilled to make his Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond. Across his two track events he achieved two top 10 placings including a close 4th. Byron was part of the New Zealand Paralympic Team that won a stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th).

His interests outside of Para cycling include rock climbing, fitness and music. Byron is a chef at a top Auckland restaurant.

About Byron

Classification means…

C1-5: Athletes who are able to use a standard bicycle compete in these classes. Sport class C1 is allocated to athletes with the most severe activity limitation, while the sport class C5 is allocated to athletes who just meet the minimum disability criteria.


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