Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 1998

Australian Team

Players РCliff Clarke (0.5), Garry Croker (1.0), Ian Simpson (1.5), Bruce Stark (1.5), Brett Boylan (2.0), Dennis Miller (2.0), Craig Parsons (2.0), Steve Porter (2.5), George Hucks (3.0), Brad Dubberley (3.5)

Coaches РDarryl Wingard (Head Coach), David Bonavita (Assistant Coach)

Final Ranking – 5th

 

Australian team and results at the 2nd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Toronto, Canada, 1998

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Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics in Atlanta, USA?

You can find all the photos from the 1996 Games at Barcelona that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.

The¬†National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1996 Games:¬† Athletes ‚Äst¬†Libby Kosmala,¬†¬†Terry Giddy,¬†¬†John Eden,¬†Russell Short,¬†David Gould,¬†Chris Scott,¬†Priya Cooper,¬†Louise Sauvage,¬†Liesl Tesch ;¬†Team officials – George Dunstan, Paul Bird,¬†Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman,¬†Norma Beer,¬†Jane Buckley,¬†¬†JennI Banks,¬†Don Perriman

Australian Team Handbook ‚Äď Atlanta Paralympics 1996¬†published by the Australian Paralympic Federation has brief profiles of team members.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1996 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1996 summer Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

Louise Sauvage was recognised as Paralympian of the Year

The Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards was introduced by the then Australian Paralympic Federation in 1994 to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s Paralympic athletes. Louise Sauvage won the first awards and was the popular choice again in 1996 after her performance at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, where she won 4 gold medals and every event in her class from 400m to 5000m.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 1998

Men’s Gold Cup¬†

Australian Team (Rollers)

Players РTroy Andrews,, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Tim Maloney, Mick McFawn, Campbell Message, Nick Morris, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs, Steve Trestrail

Coaches – Bob Turner (Head Coach), Richard Oliver (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 68 – Finland 61
  • Australia 79 – Mexico 59
  • Australia 71 – Egypt 41
  • Australia 76 – Spain 72
  • Australia 54 – Canada 58

Quarter-finals

  • Australia 61- Great Britain 60

Semi-finals

  • Australia 46 – United States 64

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 56 – Canada 63

Final Ranking – 4th

Click here for detailed results.

Women’s Gold Cup

Australian Team (Gliders)

Players РJulianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Melissa Collins, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosley, Lisa O’Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadiy Romeo, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb

Coaches РPeter Corr, C. Lueg (Assistant Coach)

Australian Results

Preliminary Round

  • Australia 32 – Canada 46
  • Australia 60 – Germany 23
  • Australia 46 – Great Britain 24

Semi-finals

  • Australia 32 – United States 34

Bronze Medal Match

  • Australia 40 – Japan 34

Click here for detailed results.

Australian teams and results at the Men’s¬† and Women’s Gold Cup, 23-31 October 1998, Sydney, Australia,

Track Cycling World Championships 1998

Australian team won 26 medals – 12 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze

Medallists:

 

Australian Team – incomplete

Men

  • Greg Ball – LC4
  • Paul Clohessy – B & VI
  • Stephen Gray (pilot for Murray)
  • Eddy Holland (pilot for Clohessy)
  • Peter Homann – CP4
  • Phillip Irvine – LC1
  • Paul Lake – LC2
  • Kieran Modra – B & VI
  • David Murray –¬†– B & VI
  • Paul O’Neill – LC1
  • Chris Scott – CP4

Women

  • Kerry Modra (pilot for Modra)

Australian team and results at the 1998 Track and Road World Championships, Colorado Springs, United States, 15 – 20 September.

Athletics World Championships 1998

Australia won 73 medals –¬† 33 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Australian multiple individual gold medalllists:

Click here for full list of Australian results from Athletics Australia

Medallists:

 

Men

  • Gary Aberley
  • Shayne Allen
  • Kieran Ault-Connell
  • Wayne Bell
  • Malcolm Bennett
  • Anthony Biddle
  • Russell Billingham
  • Fabian Blatttman
  • Todd Burmester
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Samuel Clark
  • Leroi Court
  • Mark Davies
  • Michael Dowling
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Don Elgin
  • Michael Farrent
  • Anton Flavel
  • Heath Francis
  • Neil Fuller
  • David Goodman
  • Adrian Grogan
  • Brian Harvey
  • Lachlan Jones
  • Andrew Laggner
  • John Lindsay
  • Hamish MacDonald
  • Kerrod McGregor
  • Jeff McNeill
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Paul Nunnari
  • Andrew Pope
  • Sam Rickard
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Ryan Sherry
  • Russell Short
  • Greg Smith
  • Jason Smith
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Darren Thrupp
  • Geoff Trappett
  • Dean Turner
  • Matthew Van Eldik
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Stephen Wilson

Women

  • Jo Astley
  • Angela Ballard
  • Joanne Bradshaw
  • Christine Dawes (Skelton)
  • Madelyn Ehlers
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Lynda Holt
  • Julie Iles
  • Norma Koplick
  • Tanya Krome
  • Holly Ladmore
  • Lisa Llorens
  • Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McIntosh
  • Sarnya Parker
  • Sally Procter
  • Alison Quinn
  • Sharon Rackham
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Meaghan Starr
  • Claire Summersgill
  • Sue Trindall
  • Katrina Webb
  • Trish Whittaker
  • Nicole Wilkinson
  • Jodi Willis-Roberts
  • Amy Winters

Australian results at the 2nd IPC World Athletics Championships, Birmingham, England, 6-16 August 1998.

Want more?

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan?

The National Library has recorded oral history interview with Nick Dean, who was the Team Chef de Mission. There is a summary so that you can quickly find parts of the interviews that interest you.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1998 Winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

Looking for more about the 1998 winter Paralympics? Here are some links you can visit and ideas to find out more.

1998 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano winter Paralympics were:

Athletes

Officials/coaches:

  • Steve Bova – Head Coach
  • Adrian Pay

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

For more information on the 1998 Team the following websites will help.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australia at the 1998 winter Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions, locate errors/ommissions or would like to contribute to this project.

List of the members of the 1998 Australian Paralympic Team for the Nagano Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the Nagano Winter Paralympics 1998

Members of the 1998 Australian Winter Paralympic Team were nominated after a series of training camps and competition at the Disabled WinterSport Australia Nationals held in Mt Hotham, Victoria. The team commenced training in Australia but, due to unfavourable conditions, they relocated to the northern hemisphere. The team initially comprised six male alpine skiers, but injury and illness forced the withdrawal of Rod Hacon and David Munk, respectively, just prior to the Games. The loss of these two seasoned Paralympians was a blow to the team; only one of the remaining four skiers ‚Äď James Patterson ‚Äď had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics. The loss of these athletes was emblematic of an overall changing of the guard in terms of athletes, as recognised retrospectively in the Australian Paralympic Committee’s 1998 annual report: ‚ÄėThe nucleus of the Lillehammer Paralympic Team re-gathered at the 1996 world championships in Austria, however this event became the swan-song for many of the team stalwarts rather than an important stepping stone towards the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games preparation ‚Äď in fact it lost momentum.‚Äô

Performance:
Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers: James Patterson and novice Paralympians Anthony Bonaccurso, Matthew Nicholls and Alastair Mars. Australia finished equal 16th (with Denmark) of 21 nations on the overall medal tally. Team captain James Patterson, an outstanding LW9 skier, won Australia’s two medals ‚Äď gold in the Men’s Downhill and bronze in the Men’s Slalom. At the conclusion of the games, in which Australia won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee developed a plan to improve Australia’s medal count at future Winter Games. The entire winter program was reviewed resulting in a focus on talent identification, continuity of coaching and ongoing, well-structured training. A year-round training program was developed to improve physical conditioning for skiing athletes. Funding was secured from the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, and the New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

Australia was represented by four male alpine skiers, only one of whom had previously competed in a Winter Paralympics and won fewer medals than in the two previous Winter Games.