Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Australian powerlifter Kahi Puru readies himself to lift during competition in the 100+kg event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Although he finished out of the medals Puru, who lost his leg in a forklift accident, subsequently established a successful career as an ambassador for New South Wales workplace safety campaigns.

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself on the bench as she competes in the 48kg class in Powerlifting at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Twelftree finished ninth in her class. She had previously competed at the 1992 summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis.

Powerlifting contributed to the medal tally through veteran Brian McNicholl

The Australian powerlifting team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games consisted of four athletes and new coach Blagoi Blagoiev, who came to coaching after a career as a leading international weightlifter. Veteran Brian McNicholl won a silver medal. McNicholl first competed for New Zealand at the 1976 Games before moving to Australia and donning the green and gold for a further 5 Games. Two years out from Atlanta, he set a world record, bench pressing 230kg. He was still ranked second in the world when he retired due to injury in 1999. Left to right: Blagoi Blagoiev (coach), Willem Bos, Mick Farrell, Brian McNicholl, Richard Nicholson.

Ray Epstein benches almost three times his body weight

Ray Epstein lifts 142.5kg, almost three times his body weight, in his final lift in the Powerlifting at the Barcelona Paralympic Games. Epstein finished fourth. While he didn’t medal in either of his Paralympic appearances as an athlete, Epstein went on to become an influential coach in the sport and a leading administrator in disability sport in Queensland for many years.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Results of Australian powerlifters at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

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

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

Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia’s only medal in a very fiercely contested sport.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration