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BRUNZEL Natalie
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age39
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Auckland, NZL
Occupation
Athlete, Communications Professional
Languages
English, German
Higher education
English, Media Studies - Massey University: Palmerston North, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2017.
Why this sport?
"It wasn't love at first sight; guns aren't really my thing. However, my passion was ignited when I saw the level of skill and mental stamina that the sport required."
Club / Team
Parafed Auckland Shooting Club: New Zealand
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Cup
Location
United Arab Emirates
General Interest
Hobbies
Writing poetry, screenplays and books, going to the theatre and concerts, watching movies. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (taikura.org.nz, 28 Jul 2021)
Impairment
She has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and affects movement. (paralympic.org, 15 Jun 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has worked as a communications consultant for non-profit organisations that help people with impairments in New Zealand. (taikura.org.nz, 28 Jul 2021; LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2018; mycare.co.nz, 2019; beaccessible.org.nz, 01 Jan 2018)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She completed a master's degree in public relations at Auckland University of Technology in 2013 and a master's degree in communications at Massey University in 2015. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
27 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 623.6
63 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 620.6
3 2019 R11 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 - Team 432.5
World Cup (Al Ain)
Rank Year Event Result
25 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 621.5
45 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 622.0