There were many great performances by Australian athletes in Atlanta but there was only one Louise Sauvage. Sauvage won every women’s wheelchair event from 400m to 5000m, in addition to the women’s 800m wheelchair demonstration event at the Olympics preceding the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Competing with an injured wrist, she set world records in the 1500m and 5000m.
Date: August 1996
Author: Image taken by John Sherwell for Sport The Library. All rights held by Paralympics Australia.