Wayne Ryding was one of just two Aussie gold medalists in the Stoke Mandeville pool

Swimmer Wayne Ryding looks pleased after winning gold in the men’s class 5 100m freestyle at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville. Ryding was one of only two Australian swimmers to win gold in Stoke Mandeville. After the 1984 Games, Ryding – who was born in England – married an Englishwoman and subsequently competed for Great Britain at the 1996 and 2000 Paralympics.