Backing up from her 5 medal haul at the Barcelona, Priya Cooper was the star of the Australian swimming team at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, with 5 gold medals, one silver, one bronze and 3 new world records. After the Games and in the lead-up to the 2000 Sydney Games, Cooper moved from Perth to Sydney to concentrate on her swimming and realised numerous commercial opportunities.
Date: August 1996
Author: Image taken by John Sherwell for Sport The Library. All rights held by Paralympics Australia.