As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Katrina Webb had a great story and a great Games

Katrina Webb was a netballer at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and had recurring injury problems due to weakness in one leg. Her parents had not told her that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child. When she was diagnosed again at the AIS, athletics coach Chris Nunn suggested that she try Para-athletics. Less than two years later, at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, she won two gold and one silver medal. Webb attracted criticism because she didn’t appear ‘disabled enough’. She achieved more success at the 2000 Sydney Games and has gone on to be an advocate and representative for disability in Australia and internationally.

David “Clock” Evans on his way to gold in the 1500m

What’s in a nickname? Australians love a suitable nickname and his teammates called David Evans “Clock” – because he has one long arm and one short arm. Evans picked up two gold medals at the 1996 summer Paralympics, including the men’s 1500m.

It was Futsal’s only Paralympic appearance and Australia was there

Although Football has been on the Paralympic schedule for a number of years, the only time Futsal, or indoor football, has been played was at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. Australia controls the ball here, but couldn’t always control their opposition and finished out of the medals in Futsal.

A common site in Barcelona – Louise Sauvage leads the pack

Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

Shooter Ashley Adams enjoyed the company of volunteer staff at the Athens summer Paralympics as well as two outstanding performances to win a silver and a bronze medal in possibly the most tightly contested sport at the Games. Adams won silver in the SH1 mixed free rifle prone event, behind his good friend, Swedish shooting star Jonas Jakobsson. Adams’ score of 697.8 would have seen him finish sixth at the Olympics a month before, ten places ahead of the leading Australian in an event that was identical for Paralympic and Olympic shooters. (Jakobsson would have finished 4th at the Olympics with his score, just 0.2 outside a bronze medal.) Adams later won the prone rifle event at the able-bodied Australian Championships in 2007. Despite years of lobbying for selection in able-bodied teams based on his results, Adams only ever represented Australia in regional able-bodied competitions.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

The Sydney summer Paralympics was the culmination of a long and successful archery career for Bathurst resident Arthur Fisk. Fisk finished 19th of the 32 archers in the W2 class at the end of the preliminary round and was eliminated in the first round of head to head competition. After the Games, he focused on his career as a bowmaker and his bows became recognised as among the best in Australia.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette presented medals at the cycling at the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Howards attended several days of the Games, wearing the Australian Team formal uniform that had been made for them, before the Prime Minister left to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati. After his departure, Mrs Howard continued to attend the Games and support the Australian Team.