The Gliders continued to play with passion and confidence

Liesl Tesch epitomised the Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The team was feisty, passionate and confident. While the 1996 had belonged to the Australian men, the Gliders were determined that 2000 was their time to shine as the team rolled past the USA on its way to the semi-finals.