Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.

Welcome home for Caspers and Kosmala

Shooting gold medallists Libby Kosmala (left) and Barbara Caspers (right) enjoy the cheers of the crowds at a welcome home celebration for the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team in Adelaide. Kosmala and Caspers each won four gold medals, Australia’s best ever shooting performance.

And Barbara Caspers chimed in with four shooting golds of her own

Shooter Barbara Caspers (centre) receives one of the four gold medals she won at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, this one in the mixed air rifle event. Caspers and her teammate Libby Kosmala dominated the mixed and women’s air rifle events at the Games, winning 8 of the 9 gold medals on offer. Allan Chadwick picked up Australia’s 9th shooting gold, ensuring a finish as the top shooting nation at the Games, with 9 straight gold medals.

Libby Kosmala shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

A puff of smoke shows from the end of the barrel as Libby Kosmala shoots during an event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Kosmala competed at every Paralympics from 1972 to 2016 (12 Games), amassing a total of 12 Paralympic shooting medals, 9 of them gold, the most of any Australian shooter.

Keith Bremner shoots, Atlanta Paralympics

Keith Bremner lines up the target during a pistol event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Bremner represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympics, from 1984 to 1996. After competing in pistol events in 1984, he changed to air rifle for the 1988 Games, then competed in pistol again in 1992 and 1996.

James Nomarhas rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Pistol shooter James Nomarhas rests between shots during his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Nomarhas won silver in the Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 event.

Ashley Adams rests between shots, Atlanta 1996

Shooter Ashley Adams rests between shots during the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympics, Adams won silver in the 50m prone rifle event with a score of 697.8. That score would have seen him finish sixth in the same event at the 2004 Olympics, ten places ahead of Australia’s top Olympic shooter at those Games. Adams was never considered for Olympic selection, even though his event was identical.

Australian shooting team, Atlanta Paralympics

Australian shooting team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Standing: Ray Brummell (pistol coach); Yvonne Hill (head coach); Craig Jarvis (PCA); Sitting: Patricia Fischer; Ashley Adams; Keith Bremner; Peter Worsley; Ian Fischer; Lying: James Nomarhas; Libby Kosmala

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

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

Libby provided another good news story at the shooting

Shooter Libby Kosmala focuses and reloads between shots in an air rifle event at the 1988 Seoul Summer Paralympics. After sweeping four gold medals from her four events in 1984, Kosmala came close to a repeat in Seoul, winning three gold medals and a silver.