The Australian wheelchair basketball team enjoyed a better preparation than at previous Games, with a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport and games in the USA on the way to the 1984 summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville. However, several players were reclassified at the Games, changing the point combinations available to coach Bruno Moretti and – combined with a comparative lack of high level experience – making it difficult for the team to be competitive with the best in the world, including the British. Great Britain won this game. Australia finished 11th of the 18 participating teams.
Date: July 1984
Author: Video by permission of Don Worley, from the National Film and Sound Archive.