1980
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Australia sent two competitors to Geilo – Kyrra Grunnsund, competing in alpine skiing events, and Peter Rickards, who competed in cross-country skiing events.

Australia at the Geilo Winter Paralympics 1980

Australia at the Geilo Winter Paralympics 1980

An historic moment, full of anticipation

An historic moment, full of anticipation
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Peter Rickards (#22) with his sighted guide Elder Hagen (#1122)

Pre-race – Peter Rickards and guide Elder Hagen

Pre-race – Peter Rickards and guide Elder Hagen
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Peter Rickards with his sighted guide Elder Hagen

Rickards sets off in one of sport’s most demanding events

Rickards sets off in one of sport’s most demanding events