1960
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Athletics results at the summer Paralympics and IPC World Championships from 1960.

Athletics results for summer Paralympics and IPC World Championships from 1960

Athletics results for summer Paralympics and IPC World Championships from 1960
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Results of Australian swimmers at the summer Paralympics and IPC World Championships from 1960.

 

Swimming results for summer Paralympics and IPC World Championships from 1960

Swimming results for summer Paralympics and IPC World Championships from 1960
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Wheelchair basketball results from summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1960.

Wheelchair basketball results at summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1960

Wheelchair basketball results at summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1960
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Table tennis results at the summer Paralympics from 1960.

Table tennis results at the summer Paralympics from 1960

Table tennis results at the summer Paralympics from 1960
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Archery results at the summer Paralympics from 1960.

Archery at the summer Paralympics from 1960

Archery at the summer Paralympics from 1960
1964
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Powerlifting at the summer Paralympics from 1964.

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964

Powerlifting results at the summer Paralympics from 1964
1976
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Shooting results from the summer Paralympics from 1976.

Shooting results at the summer Paralympics from 1976

Shooting results at the summer Paralympics from 1976
1984
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Results of Australian cyclists at the summer Paralympics and UCI World Championships from 1984.

 

Cycling results from the summer Paralympics and UCI Para-cycling World Championships from 1984

Cycling results from the summer Paralympics and UCI Para-cycling World Championships from 1984
1988
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Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Boccia results at the summer Paralympics from 1988
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Wheelchair tennis results at the summer Paralympics from 1988.

Wheelchair tennis at the summer Paralympics from 1988

Wheelchair tennis at the summer Paralympics from 1988
1995
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Wheelchair rugby results from summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1995.

Wheelchair rugby results from summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1995

Wheelchair rugby results from summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1995
1996
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Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996
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Goalball results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Goalball results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Goalball results at the summer Paralympics from 1996
2000
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Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016
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Australian team and results at the VIth World Ski Championships for Disabled, 24 January –  2 February, Anzere, Switzerland.

Skiing World Championships 2000

Skiing World Championships 2000
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Sydney was Australia’s most successful Games, improving on the Atlanta performance to top the medal tally for the first time in Paralympic history.

Australia at the Sydney Summer Paralympics 2000

Australia at the Sydney Summer Paralympics 2000
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List of the members of the 2000 Australian Paralympic Team for the Sydney Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

2000 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

2000 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List
© Sport the library/Bill BachmanSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesOpening CeremonyAustralia - Brendan Burkett - Swimming, carrying the flag

GALLERY: The opening ceremony celebrated Australia and its culture.

GALLERY: The opening ceremony celebrated Australia and its culture.

"We did a bit of a pat of the back for that"

Adrienne Smith recalls the feelings of achievement at the opening of the 2000 Games.

Adrienne Smith recalls the feelings of achievement at the opening of the 2000 Games.
© Sport the library/Bill BachmanSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesOpening Ceremony - Stadium Australia

GALLERY: Sydney’s venues were spectacular and often full

GALLERY: Sydney’s venues were spectacular and often full
Greg Ball competes in Cycling at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Sports benefitted from access to technology

Sports benefitted from access to technology
John and Janette Howard in attendance at the Cycling event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard

Australia had the support of its Prime Minister and Mrs Howard
Darren Harry and Paul Clohessy in action during the cycling at the Sydney Summer Paralympics;

Clohessy and Harry start Australia’s gold rush

Clohessy and Harry start Australia’s gold rush

But it wasn’t a smooth ride for Kerry and Kieran Modra

But it wasn’t a smooth ride for Kerry and Kieran Modra

At the athletics, it was all going Australia’s way

At the athletics, it was all going Australia’s way

The CP boys joined the party

The CP boys joined the party
Albert Lee serves during the Sitting Volleyball competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Every point in volleyball starts with a serve

Every point in volleyball starts with a serve
The Australian team in action against Libya in the Sitting Volleyball competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Sitting volleyball – a lot of people and a lot of action in a small space

Sitting volleyball – a lot of people and a lot of action in a small space
The Australian Team competes in the Sitting Volleyball competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Blocking is all about sitting reach in sitting volleyball

Blocking is all about sitting reach in sitting volleyball
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Nick Maroney made his first poster play before the Games started

Nick Maroney made his first poster play before the Games started
Nicholas Maroney shoots during the Basketball for athletes with an Intellectual Disability event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Doing it for real – Nick Maroney gets another poster shot against Greece

Doing it for real – Nick Maroney gets another poster shot against Greece
Lee Collins take a shot during the Basketball for athletes with an Intellectual Disability event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Lee Collins shows he can take it to the rim too

Lee Collins shows he can take it to the rim too
Suzanne Twelftree competes in Powerlifting at the Sydney Summer Paralympics

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself

Suzanne Twelftree positions herself
Natalie Cordowiner competes in Archery at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Natalie Cordowiner continued the tradition of archers and their hats

Natalie Cordowiner continued the tradition of archers and their hats
Arthur Fisk takes a shot during the Archery at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition

While Arthur Fisk was a large presence in the archery competition
Women's Wheelchair Basketball team compete in Sydney Summer Paralympics

The Gliders campaign was off to a good start

The Gliders campaign was off to a good start
Matthew Gray. Greg Ball and Paul Lake in action during the Cycling competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

The start of a team sprint gold medal ride

The start of a team sprint gold medal ride
Tania Modra and Sarnya Parker in action during the Cycling at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Tania Modra and Sarnya Parker on their way to gold

Tania Modra and Sarnya Parker on their way to gold
Australian swimmer Amanda Fraser competes in the S7 200IM at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, 20 October 2000

Amanda Fraser’s first Games was as a swimmer

Amanda Fraser’s first Games was as a swimmer
David Rolfe in action during the Swimming at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

His first Games, but David Rolfe was the ‘old man’ of the swim team

His first Games, but David Rolfe was the ‘old man’ of the swim team
Kate Bailey competing in the Swimming at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Reflections of Kate Bailey

Reflections of Kate Bailey
Kingsley Burgarin competes in Swimming at the Sydney Summer Paralympics

Kingsley Bugarin dominated the men’s SB12 breaststoke event

Kingsley Bugarin dominated the men’s SB12 breaststoke event
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Karni Liddell and Cameron de Burgh made waves in another pool

Karni Liddell and Cameron de Burgh made waves in another pool
Troy Sachs (AUS) dives Wheelchair Basketball Sydney 2000

Troy Sachs took to the air for this lay-up

Troy Sachs took to the air for this lay-up
© Sport the library/Ryan GormlySydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair Basketball, Day 03, Aus v KorAustralia Celebrate

And the Rollers accounted for Korea

And the Rollers accounted for Korea
© Sport the library/Jeff CrowSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesAthletics, Day 2 October 20thShot put, Don Elgin (AUS)

Shot put was one of Don’s six events – in addition to the pentathlon

Shot put was one of Don’s six events – in addition to the pentathlon
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Athletics - visually impaired sprinter Gerrard Gosens (AUS) with his guide/lead runner

For Gerrard Gosens, athletics is a team sport

For Gerrard Gosens, athletics is a team sport
The Football and Hockey venue at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

A magnificent venue for a thrilling football contest

A magnificent venue for a thrilling football contest
Jason Rand competing for the ball during the Football at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

It was all the way when the Drillers played Spain

It was all the way when the Drillers played Spain

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia

It was a shed but it was also the best ever boccia venue in Australia
Scott Elsworth in action during the Boccia at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals

Scott Elsworth played an epic match in the quarterfinals
Officials measuring during the Boccia competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

In Boccia, millimetres matter

In Boccia, millimetres matter

Angie McReynolds concentrates as she releases the ball

Angie McReynolds concentrates as she releases the ball
Jamie Dunross, Noel Robbins and Graeme Martin compete in the Sailing in Sydney Harbor at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal
Jamie Dunross, Noel Robins and Graeme Martin in action during the Sailing competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Smooth as a Sunday sail
Peter Thompson competes in the Sailing at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard
Anthony Clarke fights Ian Rose in the Judo competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Anthony Clarke goes down fighting

Anthony Clarke goes down fighting
Rob Crestani shoots during a Goalball match at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

The goalball get under way and Rob Crestani unleashes

The goalball get under way and Rob Crestani unleashes
Louise Savage competing in the Wheelchair Track 800m T54 final at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Louise Sauvage waits for her chance in the 800m

Louise Sauvage waits for her chance in the 800m

"You thought, 'That's a pretty monumental change in people's thinking.'"

Scott Goodman talks about the attention on Sauvage and the Games

Scott Goodman talks about the attention on Sauvage and the Games
Greg Smith in action during the Wheelchair Track event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Greg Smith was on his way to three gold medals

Greg Smith was on his way to three gold medals

Fabian Blattman picked up a full set of medals on the track

Fabian Blattman picked up a full set of medals on the track
thletics - wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley (AUS) with Australian flag

Kurt Fearnley launched his career at the Sydney Games

Kurt Fearnley launched his career at the Sydney Games
Sydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair Basketball, Day 4Liesl Tesch (AUS)

The Gliders continued to play with passion and confidence

The Gliders continued to play with passion and confidence
© Sport the library/Tom PuttSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair BasketballPeter Corr (AUS, Coach)

The Gliders’ coaching staff matched the intensity of the players

The Gliders’ coaching staff matched the intensity of the players
Steve Neal in action during a Standing Volleyball match at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Steven Neal was the star of Australia’s standing volleyball team

Steven Neal was the star of Australia’s standing volleyball team
Grant Prest spikes the ball during the Standing Volleyball competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Grant Prest tests the block

Grant Prest tests the block
The Australian Team prepare to return a serve during the Standing Volleyball event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Prest’s leg technology interfaced with his volleyball shoes

Prest’s leg technology interfaced with his volleyball shoes
Priya Cooper competing in the Swimming at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle
Siobhan Paton celebrates after her Swimming event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Siobhan Paton was Australia’s star in the pool

Siobhan Paton was Australia’s star in the pool
ID Basketball Bradley Lee (AUS)

Bradley Lee is in control

Bradley Lee is in control
ID Basketball Brett Wilson

Up in the air #1: Brett Wilson launches

Up in the air #1: Brett Wilson launches
Lisa Lorens does a backflip during the High Jump event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Up in the air #2: Lisa Llorens’ celebration – almost as spectacular as her performance

Up in the air #2: Lisa Llorens’ celebration – almost as spectacular as her performance
Neil Fuller competes in the track at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Neil Fuller was maybe Australia’s greatest ‘blade runner’

Neil Fuller was maybe Australia’s greatest ‘blade runner’
4 x 4oom T46 Mens track team members Stephen Wilson, Neil Fuller, Tim Matthews and Heath Frances at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

It was double gold for the men’s amputee relay track team

It was double gold for the men’s amputee relay track team
Robyn Stephens in action during the Goalball event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics

Robyn Stephens concentrates on her shot

Robyn Stephens concentrates on her shot
Warren Lawton dives to save the ball during Goalball at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Warren Lawton saves a penalty

Warren Lawton saves a penalty
Coach Terry Kenaghan in discussion with team during the Goalball event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

The ‘father’ of Australian goalball got to coach at a home Games

The ‘father’ of Australian goalball got to coach at a home Games
Jo Ruba dives to block the ball during Goalball at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Jo Ruba makes a save

Jo Ruba makes a save
Kerri-Ann King competes in the Goalball at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Kerrie-Ann King hunts the ball

Kerrie-Ann King hunts the ball

The tradition of the team newsletter continued for Sydney – in style

The tradition of the team newsletter continued for Sydney – in style
Julie Higgins celebrates Gold Medal in Equestrian at Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal
Sue Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena
Bill Medley reaches for a shot during the Wheelchair Table Tennis event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Lack of international competition told in table tennis

Lack of international competition told in table tennis
Australian track athlete Amy Winters celebrates her gold medal win at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, Day 08. This was either the 100 m T46 or 200 m T46 event (Winters won gold in both).

Amy Winters owned the women’s T46 sprints

Amy Winters owned the women’s T46 sprints
Katrina Webb celebrates relay win with Alison Quinn infront of the home crowd.

Katrina Webb and Alison Quinn soak up the atmosphere after finishing 1-2 in the 100m

Katrina Webb and Alison Quinn soak up the atmosphere after finishing 1-2 in the 100m
Athletics head coach Chris Nunn talk to athlete at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

The face of success – athletics head coach Chris Nunn

The face of success – athletics head coach Chris Nunn

"My only disappointment was, we couldn't take on the universe."

Chris Nunn on the reasons for Australia’s Sydney success

Chris Nunn on the reasons for Australia’s Sydney success
Australian athletes sign autographs for school children at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Schoolchildren meet their heroes at ‘Ansett House’

Schoolchildren meet their heroes at ‘Ansett House’

The Rollers came up against the USA in the must-win quarter-finals

The Rollers came up against the USA in the must-win quarter-finals

That gold medal feeling for Daniel Polson

That gold medal feeling for Daniel Polson

"To prove our worth in the big world we needed to match them on the road as well."

Coach Kevin McIntosh talks about the road cycling

Coach Kevin McIntosh talks about the road cycling
Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac
David Hall celebrates during the Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Summer Paralympics

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

And the crowds loved him

And the crowds loved him

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver
A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the Wheelchair Tennis competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

Wheelchair Rugby, the most ‘in your face’ sport at the Games

Wheelchair Rugby, the most ‘in your face’ sport at the Games
Kahi Puru in action during the Powerlifting competition at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration

Kahi Puru – a study in concentration
Richard Nicholson in action during the Powerlifting event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver

Richard Nicholson lifts for silver
The Womens Australian Basketball team celebrate their Silver medal win at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Australia’s first ever women’s basketball medal – the start of a tradition

Australia’s first ever women’s basketball medal – the start of a tradition

Dubberley and Hucks apply the pressure in the wheelchair rugby final

Dubberley and Hucks apply the pressure in the wheelchair rugby final
© Sport the library/Bill BachmanSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair Rugby, Day 10Brad Dubberley (AUS)

Hands up who’s here to win?

Hands up who’s here to win?
© Sport the library/Ryan GormlySydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair Rugby, FinalAustralian Team presentation

Australia’s best ever result to then – but not what they came for

Australia’s best ever result to then – but not what they came for

"We took them from nowhere and had a goal to develop them..."

Brendan Flynn explains how the rugby program was created

Brendan Flynn explains how the rugby program was created

"The Paralympic movement is no longer just about rehabilitation."

Nick Dean reflects on how Sydney transformed the Paralympic movement

Nick Dean reflects on how Sydney transformed the Paralympic movement
© Sport the library/Bill BachmanSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesClosing CeremonyAthletes on track

GALLERY: Now, the carnival is over

GALLERY: Now, the carnival is over

"The rebirthing of Paralympic sport as a sport ... clearly was 2000."

Brendan Flynn talks about the Sydney Games’ place in history

Brendan Flynn talks about the Sydney Games’ place in history
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2002
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Australian team and results at the 3rd Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Gothenberg, Sweden, May 2002

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 2002

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 2002
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List of the members of the 2002 Australian FESPIC Games Team

2002 Busan Australian FESPIC Games Team

2002 Busan Australian FESPIC Games Team
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At the 2002 Winter Paralympics, Australia earned the highest-ever number of top-ten performances and the most gold medals in a Winter Games, with the team finishing fourth in Alpine skiing ahead of powerhouses France, Switzerland, Italy and Canada.

Australia at the Salt Lake City Winter Paralympics 2002

Australia at the Salt Lake City Winter Paralympics 2002
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List of the members of the 2002 Australian Paralympic Team for the Salt Lake City Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

2002 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

2002 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List
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Australian team and results at the 3rd IPC World Athletics Championships,Lille, France, 6-16 August 2002.

Athletics World Championships 2002

Athletics World Championships 2002
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Australian teams and results at the 2002 Men’s and Women’s Gold Cup, 23 August – 1 September 2002, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 2002

Wheelchair Basketball Gold Cup 2002
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Australian team and results at the 2002 World Championships, Seville, Spain, 15 – 22 September.

Rowing World Championships 2002

Rowing World Championships 2002
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Australian team and results at the IPC Swimming World Championships, Mar de Plata, Argentina, 3-12 December 2002.

Swimming World Championships 2002

Swimming World Championships 2002
2003
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Australian teams and results at the 2002 IPC Track and Road World Championships, Altenstadt, Germany, 3 – 12 August.

Track Cycling World Championships 2002

Track Cycling World Championships 2002
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Australian team and results at the 2003 World Championships, Milan, Italy, 25 August – 1 September.

Rowing World Championships 2003

Rowing World Championships 2003
2004
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Australian team and results at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, 30 January – 6 February 2004, Wildschönau, Austria.

Skiing World Championships 2004

Skiing World Championships 2004
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Australian team and results at the 2004 World Championships, Banyoles, Spain, 29 July – 1 August.

Rowing World Championships 2004

Rowing World Championships 2004

“Ma fissika” – the familiar words in the lead-up to the Games

“Ma fissika” – the familiar words in the lead-up to the Games

The Acropolis was made accessible to welcome Paralympic visitors

The Acropolis was made accessible to welcome Paralympic visitors
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Australia collected 101 medals in total at the 2004 Athens Summer Paralympics, placing second overall and fifth on the gold-medal tally.

Australia at the Athens Summer Paralympics 2004

Australia at the Athens Summer Paralympics 2004
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List of the members of the 2004 Australian Paralympic Team for the Athens Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

2004 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

2004 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

The worst team photo, ever?

The worst team photo, ever?

Australia’s team captains and opening ceremony flag bearer

Australia’s team captains and opening ceremony flag bearer

The Australian team is welcomed to the Village

The Australian team is welcomed to the Village

GALLERY: At the opening ceremony, the Australians matched the Games’ casual, relaxed mood

GALLERY: At the opening ceremony, the Australians matched the Games’ casual, relaxed mood

And drums. There were lots of drums.

And drums. There were lots of drums.

Hou and Lindsay win Australia’s first medal of the Games

Hou and Lindsay win Australia’s first medal of the Games

Peter Brooks achieved his dream in the pursuit

Peter Brooks achieved his dream in the pursuit

GALLERY: The Kieran Modra Athens’ story – in pictures and words

GALLERY: The Kieran Modra Athens’ story – in pictures and words

The Gliders had a stirring one point win over the USA

The Gliders had a stirring one point win over the USA

While the Rollers were tipping off their campaign with some good wins

While the Rollers were tipping off their campaign with some good wins

Gold for the minute man, Ben Austin

Gold for the minute man, Ben Austin

The swim team was full of fresh-faced talent

The swim team was full of fresh-faced talent

Would Chantel be the ‘new Priya’?

Would Chantel be the ‘new Priya’?

There was no doubt – the biggest rising star was Matt Cowdrey

There was no doubt – the biggest rising star was Matt Cowdrey

At the athletics, some familiar faces continued their winning ways

At the athletics, some familiar faces continued their winning ways

By enduring

By enduring

By doing the same things…

By doing the same things…

And by doing them better three Games in a row

And by doing them better three Games in a row

We all wanted a photo with Jan Pike and Dr Doulittle

We all wanted a photo with Jan Pike and Dr Doulittle

The shooting venue was state-of-the-art

The shooting venue was state-of-the-art

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

As were the performances of Ashley Adams

GALLERY: Village life – wide open spaces, esky surfing and the blind leading the blind

GALLERY: Village life – wide open spaces, esky surfing and the blind leading the blind

Silver for ‘Bear’

Silver for ‘Bear’

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

On the water, it’s time for tactics and skill

On the water, it’s time for tactics and skill
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Back in the Village, the physical therapies team worked their miracles in the basement

Back in the Village, the physical therapies team worked their miracles in the basement
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An underground garage was the team’s first ever recovery centre

An underground garage was the team’s first ever recovery centre
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Troy Sachs suffers for his sport

Troy Sachs suffers for his sport

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

At the cycling, the medals kept coming Australia’s way

At the cycling, the medals kept coming Australia’s way

And so did the drama

And so did the drama

The team sprint team was so dominant that “Gecko” stepped aside in the final

The team sprint team was so dominant that “Gecko” stepped aside in the final

"Peter and I had been friends for so long, it just seemed like the right thing to do."

Chris Scott tells how his action earned a rebuke from his personal coach

Chris Scott tells how his action earned a rebuke from his personal coach

Australia soared to its best athletics ranking at an away Games

Australia soared to its best athletics ranking at an away Games

Relays are a traditional strength for Australian teams

Relays are a traditional strength for Australian teams

Smiles before the start of the women’s 800m final – Sauvage vs Petitclerc

Smiles before the start of the women’s 800m final – Sauvage vs Petitclerc

There weren’t so many smiles at the wheelchair rugby

There weren’t so many smiles at the wheelchair rugby

But there was lots of support for the Australians

But there was lots of support for the Australians

Things went better at the basketball

Things went better at the basketball

The Aussie fans were out in force

The Aussie fans were out in force

The Rollers were back on the dais

The Rollers were back on the dais

Athens in 2004 – great venues, wide open spaces and big crowds

Athens in 2004 – great venues, wide open spaces and big crowds

The roads of Athens could be a place for a ride …

The roads of Athens could be a place for a ride …

A place for a chat …

A place for a chat …

A place for a lie down …

A place for a lie down …

Or a place for one of the great performances of the Games

Or a place for one of the great performances of the Games

Congratulations from the Chef de Mission on a job well done

Congratulations from the Chef de Mission on a job well done
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Then it was all over and time to pick up some souvenirs

Then it was all over and time to pick up some souvenirs
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2005
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Australian team and results at the 2005 World Championships,  Gifu, Japan, 29 August – 4 September.

Rowing World Championships 2005

Rowing World Championships 2005
2006
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Australia was represented by 10 athletes at the 2006 Torino Winter Paralympics, the country’s largest-ever Winter Paralympic Games team.

Australia at the Torino Winter Paralympics 2006

Australia at the Torino Winter Paralympics 2006
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List of the members of the 2006 Australian Paralympic Team for the Torino Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

2006 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

2006 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

The Australian team was officially welcomed to the Village

The Australian team was officially welcomed to the Village

But conditions on the slopes were not as friendly

But conditions on the slopes were not as friendly

Training cancelled

Training cancelled

There was a formal reception for the team

There was a formal reception for the team

And a chance to catch up with family and friends

And a chance to catch up with family and friends

‘Milto’ carried the Australian flag for his final winter Games

‘Milto’ carried the Australian flag for his final winter Games

And more than 25,000 celebrated the opening of the Games

And more than 25,000 celebrated the opening of the Games

The stage was set – all that was needed was bums on these seats

The stage was set – all that was needed was bums on these seats

The alpine skiing program traditionally starts with the downhill – fast and scary!

The alpine skiing program traditionally starts with the downhill – fast and scary!

Even scarier on one leg? Milto eats up the downhill.

Even scarier on one leg? Milto eats up the downhill.

Michael Milton’s 11th winter Paralympic medal

Michael Milton’s 11th winter Paralympic medal

"You want to compete at a level playing field..."

Michael Milton talks about the changes to the classes for Torino

Michael Milton talks about the changes to the classes for Torino

Shannon Dallas takes in the view from the top

Shannon Dallas takes in the view from the top

Cameron Rahles-Rahbula in the starting gate

Cameron Rahles-Rahbula in the starting gate

James Millar had the most demanding program of the Australians

James Millar had the most demanding program of the Australians

The recognisable style of Toby Kane, on his way to his first Paralympic medal

The recognisable style of Toby Kane, on his way to his first Paralympic medal

To the delight of the Aussie supporters

To the delight of the Aussie supporters

The ABC coverage of the Games won an IPC award

The ABC coverage of the Games won an IPC award

Down time was time for corridor cricket

Down time was time for corridor cricket

Or refueling in the dining hall

Or refueling in the dining hall

And the skis didn’t tune themselves

And the skis didn’t tune themselves

Back on the slopes, Shannon Dallas put in a huge second run in the GS

Back on the slopes, Shannon Dallas put in a huge second run in the GS

Emily Jansen became Australia’s first female winter Paralympian

Emily Jansen became Australia’s first female winter Paralympian

The coach coached

The coach coached

And James Millar became Australia’s first competitor in biathlon

And James Millar became Australia’s first competitor in biathlon

Key sponsors and supporters got a firsthand experience of the Games

Key sponsors and supporters got a firsthand experience of the Games

Slalom is the final event on the alpine skiing program and conditions were tough

Slalom is the final event on the alpine skiing program and conditions were tough

Michael Milton went retro in his final race at the winter Paralympics

Michael Milton went retro in his final race at the winter Paralympics

It was the end of a long journey for Milto and his family

It was the end of a long journey for Milto and his family

Time to hand over to the next generation (of one legged skiers)

Time to hand over to the next generation (of one legged skiers)

The crowds lined the streets of Torino

The crowds lined the streets of Torino

Of course, there were fireworks

Of course, there were fireworks
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The APC took responsibility for a coordinated approach to classification

The APC took responsibility for a coordinated approach to classification
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Australian teams and results at the Men’s and Women’s Championships, July 6 – July 15, 2006,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Wheelchair Basketball World Championships 2006

Wheelchair Basketball World Championships 2006
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Australian team and results at the 2006 World Championships, Eton, England, 20 – 27 August.

Rowing World Championships 2006

Rowing World Championships 2006
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Australian team and results at the 4th IPC World Athletics Championships, Assen, Netherlands, 2-10 September 2006.

Athletics World Championships 2006

Athletics World Championships 2006
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Australian team and results at the 2006 IPC Track Cycling World Championships, 9 – 18 September, Aigle, Switzerland.

Track Cycling World Championships 2006

Track Cycling World Championships 2006
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Australian team and results at the 4th Wheelchair Rugby World Championships , Christchurch, New Zealand, 12-16 September 2006

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 2006

Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 2006
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List of the members of the 2006 Australian FESPIC Games Team

2006 Kuala Lumpur Australian FESPIC Games Team

2006 Kuala Lumpur Australian FESPIC Games Team
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Australian team and results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Swimming World Championships 2006

Swimming World Championships 2006
2007
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Australian teams and results at the 2007 Para World Track  and Road Championships, Bordeaux, France, 19-27 August.

Track and Road Cycling World Championships 2007

Track and Road Cycling World Championships 2007
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Australian team and results at the 2007 World Championships, Munich, Germany, 26 August – 2 September.

Rowing World Championships 2007

Rowing World Championships 2007
2008
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Rowing results at the summer Paralympics and World Championships.

Rowing results at the summer Paralympics and World Championships

Rowing results at the summer Paralympics and World Championships
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Australia’s team of 289 athletes and officials to the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games was the largest ever to an away Games.

Australia at the Beijing Summer Paralympics 2008

Australia at the Beijing Summer Paralympics 2008
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List of the members of the 2008 Australian Paralympic Team for the Beijing Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

2008 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

2008 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List
Hou Bin lights cauldron

Almost like being there – feel the excitement of the opening ceremony

Almost like being there – feel the excitement of the opening ceremony
Performers during the opening ceremony of the the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

GALLERY: Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony

GALLERY: Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony

Cole and Williams embrace

Cole and Williams embrace

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Tristan Knowles Prepares to Pass

Tristan Knowles Prepares to Pass

Brad Ness Shoots Free Throw

Brad Ness Shoots Free Throw
The medallists in the men's S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning's heats.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics
Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics
Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) acknowledge the crowd after their gold medal ride in the men's tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Kieran Modra, victory lap Beijing Summer Paralympics

Kieran Modra, victory lap Beijing Summer Paralympics

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists
Photograph of wheelchair basketball player Clare Burzynski before the Australia v Brazil preliminary game at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Beijing is introduced to Australia’s Clare Burzynski

Beijing is introduced to Australia’s Clare Burzynski

Comedian Adam Hills in the Beijing Paralympic Village

Comedian Adam Hills in the Beijing Paralympic Village

Scott Vitale Carries the Ball against New Zealand

Scott Vitale Carries the Ball against New Zealand

Bryce Alman Moves with the Ball

Bryce Alman Moves with the Ball

Ryley Batt puts a Big Hit on New Zealand Opponent

Ryley Batt puts a Big Hit on New Zealand Opponent

Ryan Scott Takes the Ball Up

Ryan Scott Takes the Ball Up

Lisa McIntosh Sprints Away in 100m Final

Lisa McIntosh Sprints Away in 100m Final

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Richard Colman Competing in the T53 400m Final

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins crosses the finish line in the 400m final

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Chris Mullins at the start for the 400m final

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final

Julie Smith crosses the finish line in the 100m final
Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and Tyson Lawrence (sighted pilot, front) during their gold medal ride in the men's tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Tandem Pursuit Modra, Beijing Summer Paralympics
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2009
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Australian team and results at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships,  19 February – 1 March, High 1 Resort, Korea.

Skiing World Championships 2009

Skiing World Championships 2009
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Australian team and results at the 2009 World Championships, Poznan, Poland, 23 – 20 August.

Rowing World Championships 2009

Rowing World Championships 2009
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Australian teams and results at the 2009 UCI Para Road Cycling World Championships, Bogogno, Italy, 10 – 13 September and Para Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester, England, 6-8 November.

Track and Road Cycling World Championships 2009

Track and Road Cycling World Championships 2009