June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.

June Clark and Pauline Cahill were Australia’s lawn bowls medalists

Australian lawn bowlers June Clark and Pauline Cahill compete against each other in the women’s singles LB3-5 event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Clark won silver in the event and Cahill won bronze.

It was to be the final Games for lawn bowls

After being introduced at the Paralympics in 1968, lawn bowls was included for the final time in 1996 (it was not part of the 1992 program either). Australia had a fine record in the sport, winning medals every time it was contested, except the very first, with gold medals at every Games from 1972 to 1988. The Australian lawn bowls team at the 1996 summer Paralympics kept the medal winning tradition alive, with June Clark winning silver and Pauline Cahill bronze in the women’s singles LB3-5 event. The team posed for a photo before the start of play. Standing L to R: Neville Millington, June Clark, Pauline Cahill, John Forsberg, Graeme Clark (coach). Seated: Robert Tinker

And Stan’s win made the Kosmalas the first ever married gold medalists

The Australian and Irish teams shake hands after a match in the pairs lawn bowls competition at the 1988 summer Paralympics. The Australian pair of Roy Fowler (second wheelchair athlete from the left) and Stan Kosmala (far right) won the gold medal in this event. Kosmala and his wife, Libby, became the first husband and wife members of the Australian Team to win gold medals at the same Games in separate sports. Libby won hers in shooting. Fowler won a total of 6 gold medals in a Paralympic career that stretched from 1964 to 1988.

Another gold medal for the lawn bowls team

Australian Lawn Bowler Robert Farmer (centre) after receiving his gold medal for the men’s Class A Singles Lawn Bowls for athletes with vision impairment. On the left (in blue) is silver medallist William McLeod, from Great Britain and on the right is bronze medallist Jacques Pilon (Canada). The 1976 Paralympic Games was the first to include athletes with vision impairment and lawn bowls was Australia’s third most successful sport in Toronto, behind athletics and swimming.

Making their mark at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club

Australia had success in lawn bowls at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Australian lawn bowlers Eric Magennis and Bruce Thwaite teamed up to win a gold medal in the wheelchair men’s pairs event.

Ruth Twait and Don Bennett, Lawn Bowling, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The bowls competition was held nearby in Logan Park and also proved successful for Australia. Ruth Twait winning the gold in the singles and the silver in the pairs with Don Bennett, in his chair specially fitted with rollers which enable wheelchair players to bowl in able bodied clubs.

Lawn bowls was an indoor event in Heidelberg

Australian athlete Eric Magennis prepares to bowl in a Lawn Bowls event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. Magennis won a gold medal in the men’s singles event. With lawn bowls not being a widely practised sport in Germany, the competition was conducted indoors on carpet.