Australia at the 1984 Winter Paralympics

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Australia at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  AUS
NPC Australian Paralympic Committee
At the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Medals
Rank: 15
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Australia sent a delegation to compete at the 1984 Winter Paralympics, in Innsbruck, Austria. Australia was represented by 3 male skiers and did not win any medals. [1] Ron Finneran was the Chef de Mission.[2] The Australian team received funding support from the Australian Sports Council for the Disabled.

Classification[edit]

The Australian Paralympic Team, coaches and guide at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games

Each event had separate standing, sitting, or visually impaired classifications:

  • LW2 - standing: single leg amputation above the knee
  • LW 3 - standing: double leg amputation below the knee, mild cerebral palsy, or equivalent impairment
  • LW4 - standing: single leg amputation below the knee
  • LW5/7 - standing: double arm amputation
  • LW6/8 - standing: single arm amputation
  • LW9 - standing: amputation or equivalent impairment of one arm and one leg
  • Gr I - sitting: paraplegia with no or some upper abdominal function and no functional sitting balance
  • Gr II - sitting: paraplegia with fair functional sitting balance
  • B1 - visually impaired: no functional vision
  • B2 - visually impaired: up to ca 3-5% functional vision

Events[edit]

Alpine skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Australian Paralympian Andy Temple at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games


Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Kyrra Grunnsund Men's Alpine Combination LW4 287.46 5
Men's Downhill LW4 1:11.70 12
Men's Giant Slalom LW4 1:30.08 6
Men's Slalom LW4 1:16.96 8
Andrew Temple Men's Downhill LW2 1:20.21 22
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 DNF
Men's Slalom LW2 1:31.70 20

Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.png Cross-country skiing[edit]

Australian Paralympian athlete Rodney Mill at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games
Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Rodney Mill Men's Middle Distance 10 km B2 1:30:17.9 18
Men's Short Distance 10 km B2 43:26.6 23

[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australia - 1984 Winter Paralympics". Intertnational Paralympic Committee Historical Results Database. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Member Profile:Ron Finneran". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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