The tip-off to start the game between the Australian and USA in wheelchair basketball at the 1980 summer Paralympics. The USA won easily, 87-36, and went on to win bronze at the Games, while the Australian team finished out of the medals. Although Australia had competed in basketball since the first Games, it wasn’t until 1996 that the team tasted medal success. The venue was a far cry from the modern stadiums where Paralympic basketball now features.
Date: June 1980
Author: This image is a still from a film made by Donald Worley about Australia's participation at the 1980 Summer Paralympics in Arnhem, Netherlands.