Louise Sauvage became a standard bearer for Paralympic sport in Australia with her performances at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, her first. She won gold medals in each of the wheelchair sprint distances, 100m, 200m and 400m and silver in the 800m. Here, she leads the pack home on the track. In her 16 races across four Paralympic Games, Sauvage missed the medal podium just three times – in each of the marathons she contested.
Date: September 1992
Author: Norman Bailey, photographer