In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych out their opponents in the bronze medal match. This was Australia’s first and – as at 2019 – only ever Paralympic medal in boccia.

Lyn Coleman watches the outcome of her throw

Lyn Coleman competes in Boccia at the Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Results of Australian boccia players at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

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

Australian Paralympic Boccia Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Officials measuring the distances of competitors’ balls from the jack during the Boccia competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Boccia player Scott Elsworth concentrates during a match at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Elsworth went down 3-4 in an epic tussle in the quarterfinals to the eventual silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Woo Lee. Elsworth was the best performed member of the Australian boccia team.

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

The Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee made full use of the pavilions at the new Royal Sydney Showgrounds, part of the Sydney Olympic Park complex, to ensure that as many sports as possible could be held in close proximity during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Together with $15 day passes, this helped bring spectators in large numbers to all sports. Here, Australian John Richardson makes a shot in one of his matches. After the Games, the specialist court surfacess were auctioned off, rather than being made available as a legacy to the sports.

Not so gruesome now!

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (left) and Tu Huynh with the bronze medals they won in the C1 WAD pairs competition at the 1996 Paralympic Games. The pair, who had nicknamed themselves the “Gruesome Twosome” in an attempt to psych out their opponents, look far from gruesome with their medals around their necks. Their bronze medal was the first and – as at 2019 – only Paralympic boccia medal won by Australia.

The “Gruesome Twosome” on their way to Australia’s first Boccia medal

Australian boccia players Kris Bignall (far left) and Tu Huynh (second from right) on their way to a bronze medal in the C1 WAD ramps pairs event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. The pair adopted the nickname ‘Gruesome Twosome’ in an attempt to psych