Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman (centre) in the final of the T53 400m at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Colman finished third. On the left in the photo is Pierre Fairbank (France) who finished sixth and on the right is Byung-Hoon Yoo (Korea) who finished fourth.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the line in fourth place in the T46 100m final at the at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games behind the race winner, Castillo Yunidis of Cuba (number 1379) whose winning time was a new world record.

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins leaves the blocks in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race.

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the T38 400m final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Mullins finished sixth in a dramatic race. On the ground is Marius Stander (South Africa), who missed out on the bronze medal by 0.11s, and still on the track and in trouble is Zhou Wenjun from China, who eventually crossed the line more than 30s behind Mullins.

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Australian wheelchair basketballer Liesl Tesch concentrates on her shot in the game against USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to get a pass off to Shelley Chaplin in traffic vs USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Grant Mizens with the ball during a game against Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – line up for anthems pre-game vs Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.