1988

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

"As a 14 year old, your're sitting there with 2 of the best 5 guys in the world."

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

And then Milton’s off!

And then Milton’s off!

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event
1992
1992 Albertville Paralympic Winter Games, Australian Team

Australian Team, Albertville Winter Paralympics

Australian Team, Albertville Winter Paralympics
1992 Albertville Paralympic Winter Games, Australian athlete Michael Norton

Michael Norton on his way to a slalom bronze medal

Michael Norton on his way to a slalom bronze medal
1992 Albertville Paralympic Winter Games, Australian medallists: David Munk, Michael Milton and Michael Norton

Australia’s first ever winter sport medalists

Australia’s first ever winter sport medalists

"It wasn't just me, it was the whole team environment."

Michael Milton on the significance of Australia’s first ever winter medals

Michael Milton on the significance of Australia’s first ever winter medals
1993
1994 Lillehammer Winter Games, Australian team: Graig Wyndham, James Patterson, David Munk, Rod Hacon, Michael Milton (Michael Norton is missing)

1994 winter Team pre-Games camp, Australian Alps

1994 winter Team pre-Games camp, Australian Alps
1994
1994 Lillehammer Winter Games, Australian team: Graham, Howerlls, Hacon, Dean, Milton, Paterson, Wyndham, Sheperd, Mance, Norton, MunkBAck L-R: Eddie Jesiolowski, Steve Graham, David Howells, Nick Dean, Fiona Mance, Michael Milton, James Patterson. Middle (l) Ron Finneran Front L-R: Alan Dean, Michael Norton, David Munk, Rod Hacon, Craig Wyndham

All dressed up and an opening ceremony to attend

All dressed up and an opening ceremony to attend
1994 Lillehammer Winter Games, Australian athlete Michael Milton

Michael Milton continued right on from the previous Games

Michael Milton continued right on from the previous Games
1994 Lillehammer Winter Games, Michael Milton & other medallists: Gold USA & Silver Germany

Milton won a medal in each of his events

Milton won a medal in each of his events
1994 Lillehammer Winter Games, Australian medalist Michael Milton

Satisfaction for Michael Milton

Satisfaction for Michael Milton

"I started off as a technical skier. It's a pattern that is worldwide."

Michael Milton talks about the qualities needed for the alpine skiing events

Michael Milton talks about the qualities needed for the alpine skiing events
1994 Lillehammer Winter Games, Australian team: Graham, Howerlls, Rod Hacon, Dean, Michael Milton, Patterson, Craig Windham, Sheppard (coach), Mance, Michael Norton, David Munk

The whole Australian Team had reason to celebrate

The whole Australian Team had reason to celebrate

"The level of preparation that we had was a real big step up between 1992 and 1994. And we saw that in the results..."

Michael Milton talks about the jump the Team made from 1992 to 1994

Michael Milton talks about the jump the Team made from 1992 to 1994
2000
© 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.