And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and Joseph Walker swept the pool, winning all four men’s relay events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

Twenty medals between them – our greatest medal winners

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“, two Australian swimmers set medal records which are yet to be surpassed by any other Australians. Joseph Walker (right) won 9 gold medals from 9 events and teammate Joshua Hofer (left) won 11 medals, including 5 gold, from his 11 events, making his tally the highest number of medals won by an Australian athlete at a single Paralympics.

And one man stood above the rest

At the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” Australian swimmer Joseph Walker became Australia’s greatest ever gold medalist at a single Paralympic Games, winning gold medals in every event in which he competed – 5 individual golds medals and 4 in relays.

The pool was where Australia was at its winningest

Here comes the Australian team for Madrid! The swimming team of nine swimmers, two coaches and a manager, dominated in the pool, leading the swimming medal tally with 23 medals – 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Here the swim team poses with their banner: Brigit Bromhead, Sarah Jane Schulze, Stacey Smith, Justine Van Eyssen,
Jason Cooper, Rene Hardenbol, Joshua Hofer, Tim Krahe and Joseph Walker. The coaches were John Boland (Head) and Mark Lucas (Assistant), and the manager was Jill Gates.

John Lettice puts up a shot

Watched by assistant coach Tony Guihot and Australian supporters, John Lettice gets a shot away during the men’s basketball game againts Great Britain at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap“. The Australian team – The Boomerangs – won this game easily, one of its two wins as it finished 7th in the tournament.

And recognition of a special achievement

Joseph Walker won nine gold medals from his nine events at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. It remains the highest number of gold medals won by an Australian at a single Paralympics. Walker featured in all but four of the gold medals won by Australia in Madrid.

A Team photo

The Australian Team – athletes and Team officials – poses for an official Team photo after the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid.

After the Games there were presentations

At the end of the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid, the Australian Team made a presentations to priests from the Madrid monastery which had hosted Australia during the Games after the team was initially provided with unsuitable accommodation by the Games Organising Committee on the fringe of the ‘red light district’. From left to right: Chef de Mission Marie Little with two priests and athletes Russell Torrance and Brigit Bromhead.

The women chimed in with two relay medals

Brigit Bromhead and Justine Van Eyssen share an intense moment before the start of a medley relay at the 1992 “Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap” in Madrid. The Australian women’s team won bronze in the 4x50m medley relay at the Games and backed up with another bronze in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

The men dominated the swimming relays

This Australian relay team of (left to right) Jason Cooper, Joshua Hofer, Rene Hardenbol and