While yet another sport made history

Australian men’s wheelchair basketballer Nick Morris shows his emotion during the gold medal game against Great Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. The Rollers, as the team is known, defeated Great Britain 78-63 to claim Australia’s first wheelchair basketball medal. For many years basketball had been the core sport of the Australian Paralympic Team, but the team had never made the medal playoffs before Atlanta. It was a significant coming of age for the sport.