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
Rank: 15
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.


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


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

Australian Paralympian Andy Temple at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games

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

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Australian Paralympian athlete Rodney Mill at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games
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. ^ 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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