Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Australia at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Australia
IPC code  AUS
NPC Australian Paralympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London
Competitors 161 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Greg Smith (Opening) and Evan O'Hanlon (Closing)
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
32
Silver
23
Bronze
30
Total
85
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Australia competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom from 29 August to 9 September 2012. The London Games were the biggest Games with 19 additional countries competing than in Beijing.[1] Australia has participated at every Summer Paralympic Games and hosted the 2000 Sydney Games. Australia finished 5th on the gold and total medal counts.

Notable Australian performances were:

  • Jacqueline Freney, a cerebral palsy swimmer, winning 8 gold medals, the most gold medals won by an Australian athlete at a single games.
  • Matthew Cowdrey, an arm amputee swimmer, winning 8 medals – 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal. During the Games, he became Australia's greatest Paralympian in terms of gold and total medals. He finished the Games with 13 gold medals.
  • Ellie Cole, a leg amputee swimmer, winning 4 gold medals and 2 bronze medals.
  • Evan O'Hanlon, a cerebral palsy athletics sprinter, winning two gold medals.
  • Australian wheelchair rugby team winning its first Paralympic Games gold medal.
  • Maddison Elliott, a cerebral palsy swimmer, at the age of thirteen, became Australia's youngest gold medalist and medalist.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Background[edit]

An interview with Michael Hartung, assistant Chef de Mission for Australia while in London

The Australian Paralympic Team launch was held at Parliament House, Canberra on 25 June 2012. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott farewelled the team. Julia Gillard told the athletes that they were "the fastest, the strongest, the best"[3] and Tony Abbott said "you are best of the best. In fact you are better than that because each one of you has mastered a significant disability to be in this team."[4] Gillard stated that the Australian Government has invested A$13 million in team funding during the last year.[4] The Australian Paralympic Committee organised a Staging Camp in Cardiff, Wales from 1 to 28 August 2012 to allow the Australian team to prepare for the Games.

Greg Smith wraps himself in the Australian Flag outside Cardiff Castle after the announcement that he would be the 2012 Australian Flag Bearer
The ceremony on 21 August where Smith was announced as 2012 Australian Flag Bearer for the Australian Paralympic Team

On 21 August 2012, Greg Smith was announced as the Australian flag bearer for the London 2012 Summer Paralympics. The announcement was made at a special ceremony for the Australian Paralympic Team in front of Cardiff Castle in Wales.[5]

Team[edit]

There were 161 athletes competing in 13 sports. About half the team attended their first Games.[6] Shooter Libby Kosmala at the age of 70 was Australia's oldest competitor[7] and swimmer Maddison Elliott at the age of 13 the youngest.[8]

Jason Hellwig, the Australian Paralympic Committee's chief executive is the Chef de Mission.[1] and Michael Hartung and Kate McLoughlin are the Deputy Chefs de Mission. The flag bearer was wheelchair rugby player and former track and field athlete Greg Smith.[5]

Events[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Athletics team Selected team of 43 athletes.

Men Women
Nathan Arkley, Damien Bowen, Gabriel Cole, Matthew Cameron, Richard Colman, Kurt Fearnley, Sam Harding, Todd Hodgetts, Jake Lappin, Hamish MacDonald, Richard Nicholson, Evan O'Hanlon, Rheed McCracken, Sam McIntosh, Simon Patmore, Scott Reardon, Michael Roeger, Brad Scott, Russell Short, Matthew Silcocks, Tim Sullivan, Lindsay Sutton, Jack Swift Angela Ballard, Carlee Beattie, Georgia Beikoff, Kelly Cartwright, Christie Dawes, Madison de Rozario, Rachael Dodds, Jodi Elkington, Louise Ellery, Michelle Errichiello, Jessica Gallagher, Madeleine Hogan, Torita Isaac, Rosemary Little, Brydee Moore, Katy Parrish, Kristy Pond, Kath Proudfoot, Stephanie Schweitzer, Erinn Walters

Support staff – Administration -Andrew Faichney (Section Manager), Don Elgin (Section Manager), Lynda Gusbeth (Section Manager), Stephanie Martin (Personal Care Assistant), Janet Rerden; Coaches – Steve Butler, Andrew Dawes, Iryna Dvoskina, John Eden, Aaron Holt, Brett Jones, Tim Matthews, Fred Periac, Brett Robinson, Louise Sauvage; Physiotherapists – Victoria Moore, Bernadette Petzel, Soft Tissue Therapist – Mick Jordan, Phil Power; Mechanic – Andrew Carter[9][10][11]

Australia finished 10th on the athletics medal table winning 27 medals – 5 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze. Gold medalists were – Evan O'Hanlon (gold), Richard Colman, Kelly Cartwright and Todd Hodgetts. Russell Short attended his 7th Games, Hamish MacDonald his 6th Games and Christine Dawes and Richard Nicholson their 5th Games.

Results key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • WR = World record
  • PR = Paralympic record
  • OC = Oceania record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event

Track events – men[edit]

Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Nathan Arkley 1500 m T54 11:33.18 22 Did not advance
Marathon T54 N/A 1:49.37 17
Matthew Cameron 100 m T54 14.51 10 Did not advance
Gabriel Cole 100 m T46 17.82 20 Did not advance
Richard Colman 200 m T53 26.75 8 Q 26.67 OC 7
400 m T53 49.79 2 Q 50.24 3rd
800 m T53 1:41.86 1 Q 1:41.13 1st
Sam Harding 800 m T13 DNS Did not advance
Kurt Fearnley 800 m T54 1:38.62 8 Did not advance
1500 m T54 3:19.18 15 Q 3:13.23 7
5000 m T54 10:56.58 2 Q 11:07.90 2nd
Marathon T54 N/A 1:30:21 3rd
Jake Lappin 400 m T54 DSQ - Did not advance
800 m T54 1:41.23 20 Did not advance
Rheed McCracken 100 m T34 16.84 OC 5 Q 16.30 OC 2nd
200 m T34 28.89 OC 2 Q 29.08 3rd
Sam McIntosh 100 m T52 18.70 9 Did not advance
200 m T52 34.09 –1.4 SB 12 Did not advance
Richard Nicholson 100 m T54 15.23 17
Evan O'Hanlon 100 m T38 22.68 5 Q 10.79 WR 1st
200 m T38 23.10 3 Q 21.82 WR 1st
Simon Patmore (T46) 200 m T46 22.68 5 Q 22.36 3rd
Scott Reardon (T42) 100 m T42 12.45 2 Q 12.43 PB 2nd
200 m T42 N/A 26.03 PB 4
Michael Roeger 800 m T46 DNF - Did not advance
Brad Scott 800 m T37 N/A 2:02.04 OC 3rd
1500 m T37 N/A 4:14.47' 2nd
Matthew Silcocks 800 m T46 1:58.51 9 Did not advance
1500 m T46 4:05.48 Q 10 Q 3:59.79 6
Tim Sullivan 200 m T38 23.48 5 Q 23.57 5
400 m T38 53.67 5 Q 52.39 5
Jack Swift 200 m T44 24.88 16 Did not advance
Richard Nicholson
Nathan Arkley
Matthew Cameron
Richard Colman
4 x 100 m T53/54 3:17.28 4 Q 3:13.42 3rd

Track events – women[edit]

Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Angela Ballard 100 m T53 N/A 17.14 OC 3rd
200 m T53 N/A 29.35 PB 2nd
400 m T53 N/A 56.87 2nd
800 m T53 N/A 1:53.80 5
Carlee Beattie 100 m T46 13.16 6 Q DNS -
Kelly Cartwright 100 m T42 N/A 16.14, 2nd
Christie Dawes 800 m T54 1:56.14 Q 1:58.77 8
1500 m T54 3:43.36 11 Did not advance
5000 m T54 12:51.77 5 Q 12:28.24 3rd
5000 m T54 N/A 1:49.37 6
Madison de Rozario 100 m T53 N/A 17.60 5
200 m T53 N/A 30.33 6
400 m T53 N/A 58.42 6
800 m T53 N/A 1:53.65 4
Rachael Dodds 100 m T35 N/A 17.03 5
200 m T35 N/A 36.75 7
Jodi Elkington 400 m T37 1:11.12 Q 6 1:11.49 6
Michelle Errichiello 100 m T42 N/A 17.20 5
Torita Isaac 100 m T38 14.67 8 Q 14.50 PB 7
200 m T38 29.36 PB 7 Q 29.78 7
Rosemary Little (T33) 100 m T34 20.65 4 Q 19.95 OC 3rd
200 m T34 34.69 2 35.08 4
Katy Parrish (T33) 100 m T38 14.75 ' 9 Did not advance
200 m T38 30.94 9 Did not advance
Kristy Pond (T34) 100 m T34 24.58 11 Did not advance
200 m T34 AUS 43.92 11 Did not advance
Erinn Walters 100 m T35 N/A 18.09 8
200 m T35 N/A 36.31 6

Field events – women[edit]

Athlete Events Result Rank
Carlee Beattie Long jump F46 5.57 m 2nd
Georgia Beikoff (F37) Javelin throw F37/38 914pts (29.84 m) 3rd
Kelly Cartwright Long jump F42/44 1030pts (4.38 m −0.5) 1st
Louise Ellery Club throw F31/32/51 818pts (15.24 m) 8
Shot put – F32-34 5.90 m PR 2nd
Jessica Gallagher (F13) Javelin throw F12/13 882pts (33.50 m) 6
Long jump F13 5.03 m 5
Madeleine Hogan Javelin throw F46 38.85 m PB 3rd
Brydee Moore (F33) Javelin throw F33/34/52/53 585pts (10.55 m) 10
Shot put F32-34 6.05 m 6
Katy Parrish Long jump F37/38 3.81 m +0.8 11
Kath Proudfoot (F36) Discus throw F37/38 956pts (25.22 m) 3rd
Shot put F37/38 984pts (9.76 m) 4
Stephanie Schweitzer Long jump F20 4.79 m 4

Field events – men[edit]

Athlete Events Result Rank
Damien Bowen (F34) Javelin throw F33/34 35.72 m OC 6
Shot put F34 10.21 m 12
Todd Hodgetts Shot put F20 16.29 m WR 1st
Hamish MacDonald Shot put F34 10.34 m 11
Russell Short Shot put F11/12 950 pts (14.73 m) SB 3rd

Cycling[edit]

Members of the Australian Cycling Paralympic team for 2012 at the team's announcement in Adelaide, South Australia. From left to right: Felicity Johnson and her pilot, Stephanie Morton; Jayme Paris; Scott McPhee and Kieran Modra (McPhee piloted for Modra).

Selected team of 15 athletes. Kieran Modra was attending his 7th Games.

Athlete Event Qulification time Rank Final time Rank
Nigel Barley Men's road race H1-3 N/A 1:58:03 4
Men's time trial H1-3 N/A 26.18.34 2nd
Carol Cooke Women's road race T2 N/A 51.22 7
Women's time trial T1-2 N/A 13:50.54 1st
Mixed individual road race T1-2 N/A 51.22 7
Michael Gallagher Men's road race C4-5 N/A 1:56.06 9
Men's time trial C5 N/A 33:12.03 3rd
Men's individual pursuit C5 4:30.012 Q WR 1 4:35.297 1st
Mixed C1-5 team sprint 55.347 5 Did not advance
Alexandra Green (C4) Women's road race C4-5 N/A DNF -
Women's time trial C4 N/A 27:43.57 4
Women's individual pursuit C4 4:07.152 Q 3 4:07.921 3rd
Women's individual 500 m C4 N/A 42.095 8
Felicity Johnson
Stephanie Morton (pilot)
Women's individual pursuit B1-3 3:51.103 9 Did not advance
Women's individual 1 km B1-3 N/A 1:08.919 PR 1st
Simone Kennedy (C3) Women's road race C1-3 N/A 1:52:32 6
Women's time trial C3 N/A 33:39.02 9
Women's individual pursuit C1-3 4:23.450 Q 2 4:24.893 2nd
Women's individual 500 m C3 N/A 43.892 6
Bryce Lindores
Sean Finning (pilot)
Men's road race B1-3 N/A 2:28:48 7
Men's road time trial B1 N/A 33.12.27 13
Men's individual pursuit B1-3 4:21.219 Q 2 4:22.269 2nd
Men's individual 1 km B1-3 N/A 1:03.896 5
Kieran Modra
Scott McPhee (pilot)
Men's road race B1-3 N/A DNF -
Men's road time trial B1 N/A DNF -
Men's individual pursuit B1-3 4:18.752 Q 1 4:17.756 WR 1st
Men's individual 1 km B1-3 N/A 1:03.120 4
David Nicholas (C3) Men's road race C1-3 N/A AUS 1:42.51 3rd
Men's road time trial C3 N/A 23:22.13 1st
Men's individual pursuit C1-3 3.36.757 Q 3 3:38.800 4
Men's individual 1 km C1-3 N/A 1:13.087 15
Mixed C1-5 team sprint 55.347 5 Did not advance
Jayme Paris (C1) Women's road race C1-3 N/A DNF -
Women's road time trial C1 N/A 30:52.13 7
Women's individual pursuit C1 4:30.507 WR 8 Did not advance
Women's individual 500 m C1 N/A 40.476 WR 3rd
Susan Powell (C4) Women's road race C4-5 N/A 1:56:12 9
Women's road time trial C4 N/A 26:31.30 2nd
Women's individual pursuit C4 4:03.306 WR Q 1 4:05.200 1st
Women's individual 500 m C4 N/A 39.702 6
Mixed C1-5 team sprint 55.347 5 Did not advance
Stuart Tripp Men's road race H4-5 N/A 2:00:35 8
Men's road time trial H4 N/A 27:47.62 9

Support staff – Administration – Murray Lydeamore (Section Manager) ; Coaches – Peter Day (Head), Jenni Banks, Paul Martens, Tom Skulander ; Mechanic – Peter Giessauf, Mike Winter ; Physiotherapist – Anouska Edwards, Soft tissue therapist – Alan Downes[11]

Equestrian[edit]

Selected team of 4 athletes.

Athlete Horse Event Total
Score Rank
Grace Bowman Kirby Park Joy Individual championship test grade II EL
Dressage individual team test grade II 57.048 21
Hannah Dodd Waikiwi Individual championship test grade IV 65.161 12
Dressage individual team test grade IV 66.156 11
Joann Formosa Worldwide PB Individual championship test grade Ib 75.826 1st
Dressage individual team test grade Ib 71.955 3
Rob Oakley Stratford Montopvani Individual championship test grade Ia 67.300 12
Dressage individual team test grade Ib 57.588 14

Support staff – Administration – Sally Francis (Section Manager) ; Coach – Julia Battams (Head) ; Physioptherapist – Victoria Kahn ; Grooms – Elsa Davis, Nicole King, Fay Mendez, Kate O'Brien ; Veterinarian – Janine Dwyer[11]
m
Three athletes attended Games for the first time.[12] Australia won its first gold medal since the 2000 Sydney Games with Joann Formosa's medal.

Goalball[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Selected Australian women's team of 6 athletes

Australian women's team
Jennifer Blow, Meica Christensen (Captain), Tyan Taylor, Nicole Esdaile, Rachel Henderson, Michelle Rzepecki; Head Coach – Georgina Kenaghan.

Support staff – Administration – Peter Corr (Section Manager); Coach – Georgina Kenaghan ; Physiothyerapist – Eliza Kwan[11]

The team went into to the Games is ranked eight in the world and is the first Australian goalball team to qualify for the Paralympic sport since Atlanta in 1996.[13] It competed in Group B against China, United States, Sweden, Japan and Canada. The Australian men's team did not qualify after losing the Africa Oceania Goalball Regional Championships 5–4 against Algeria.[14]

Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Canada 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 9
Japan 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
Sweden 4 2 1 1 11 11 0 7
United States 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 6
Australia 4 0 0 4 7 17 −10 0
31 August 2012
09:00
v
Australia  1 – 3 Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Hooshang Shariati (IRI), Yasser Omar (EGY)
Esdaile 1 Report Adacho 2
Komiya 1
2 September 2012
10:15
v
Australia  1 – 3 Canada Copper Box, London
Referees: Juha Vuokila (FIN), Dina Murdie (GBR)
Christensen 1 Report Kneebone 2
Morin 1
3 September 2012
18:30
v
United States  3 – 0 Australia Copper Box, London
Referees: Thomas Baerz (GER), Bulent Kimyon (TUR)
Armbruster 3 Report
4 September 2012
12:30
v
Sweden  8 – 5 Australia Copper Box, London
Referees: Hooshang Shariati (IRI), Janne Ahokas (FIN)
Gustavsson 5
Naesström 2
Jälmestål 1
Report Esdaile 3
Christensen 2

Powerlifting[edit]

Selected team of 2 athletes.
MenDarren Gardiner and Abebe Fekadu.
Support staff – Administration – Scott Upston (Section Manager) ; Coach – Ray Epstein[11]

Gardiner, a previous Games medallist, competed at his fourth Games and Fekadu and a refugee from Ethiopia competed at his second Games. Australia did not win any medals.

Athlete Event Total lifted Rank
Abebe Fekadu Men's 56 kg 158 kg 8
Darren Gardiner Men's +100 kg 231 kg 4

Rowing[edit]

Single scullErik Horrie
PairGavin Bellis, Kathryn Ross[15]
Support staff – Administration – Dean Oakman (Section Manager); Coach – Chad King (Head) ; Boat Technician – Urs Graf ; Physiotherapist – Erin Smyth
[11]

Australia won a silver medal through Erik Horrie.

Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erik Horrie Men's single sculls 4:52.75 3 R 4:56.75 1 FA 4:55.85 2nd
Gavin Bellis
Kathryn Ross
Mixed double sculls 4:05.10 3 R 4:06.19 2 FA 4:06.17 5

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Selected team of 6 athletes

Australian team
Matthew Bugg (Single person 2.4mR), Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (Two person Skud 18), Colin Harrison, Stephen Churm, Jonathan Harris (Three person Sonar)

Support staff – Administration – Sarah Karsten (Section Manager), Peter Conde (Support staff) ; Coaches – Grant Alderson, Tim Lowe, Richard Scarr ; Physiotherapist – Sarah Ross, Technical Support – Adrian Finglas, Boat Technician – Jeffery Milligan ; Personal Care Attendant – Kumi Sasaki[11]

Lisel Tesch attendedg her sixth Games but the first as sailor. She previously captained Australian women's wheelchair basketball team to medals at previous Games. Tesch won her first Paralympic gold medal in combing with Daniel Fitzgibbon to win Two Person Keelboat.

Athlete Event Race Net points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Matthew Bugg Single person 2.4mR 8 4 6 8 7 5 7 7 7 (17)
DNS
C 56 7
Daniel Fitzgibbon, Liesl Tesch SKUD 18 – 2 person keelboat 1 2 2 (3) 2 1 2 1 1 2 C 14 1st
Colin Harrison, Stephen Churm, Jonathan Harris Sonar – 3 person keelboat 1 3 (15)
DSQ
2 8 9 7 3 6 9 C 47 6

Shooting[edit]

Selected team of 6 athletes.

Men Women
Ashley Adams, Luke Cain, Jason Maroney, Bradley Mark; Head Coach – Miro Sipek. Libby Kosmala, Natalie Smith

Support staff – Admionistration – Nick Sullivan (Section Manager) ; Coach – Miro Sipek ; Technical Support – Stuart Smith ; Personal Care Attendant – Anne Bugden, Yvonne Cain, Margaret Zubcic[11]

Libby Kosmala competed at her 11th Paralympic Games at the age of 70. Ashley Adams competed at his 4th Games.[7] Australia won one bronze medal through Natalie Smith.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Ashley Adams Men's 10 m air rifle standing SH1 583 15 Did not advance
Mixed R3-10 m air rifle prone SH1 598 16 Did not advance
Men's 50 m air rifle 3 positions SH1 1127 10 Did not advance
Mixed 50 m air rifle prone SH1 583 20 Did not advance
Luke Cain Mixed 10 m air rifle standing SH2 586 27 Did not advance
Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH2 594 28 Did not advance
Libby Kosmala Women's 10 m air rifle standing SH1 391 8 Q 488.7 8
Mixed R3-10 m air rifle prone SH1 597 24 Did not advance
Bradley Mark Mixed 10 m air rifle standing SH2 598 9 Did not advance
Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH2 600 10 Did not advance
Jason Maroney Mixed 10 m air rifle standing SH2 598 7 Q 702.6 7
Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH2 594 27 Did not advance
Natalie Smith Women's 10 m air rifle standing SH1 392 4 Q 492.4 3rd
Mixed R3-10 m air rifle prone SH1 597 22 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Selected team of 35 athletes.

Men Women
Michael Anderson, Tim Antalfy, Michael Auprince, Blake Cochrane, Taylor Corry, Matthew Cowdrey, Jay Dohnt, Richard Eliason, Daniel Fox, Matthew Haanappel, Brenden Hall, Ahmed Kelly, Mitchell Kilduff, Matthew Levy, Jeremy McClure, Andrew Pasterfield, Grant Patterson, Rick Pendleton, Aaron Rhind, Sean Russo, Reagan Wickens
Kayla Clarke, Ellie Cole, Katherine Downie, Maddison Elliott, Amanda Fowler, Jacqueline Freney, Tanya Huebner, Kara Leo, Esther Overton, Katrina Porter, Sarah Rose, Teigan Van Roosmalen, Prue Watt, Annabelle Williams

Men's events[edit]

Athlete Events Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Michael Anderson 50 m freestyle S10 0:25.32 11 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S10 1:01.21 OC 2 Q 1:01.40 5
100 m freestyle S10 0:54.70 6 Q 0:54.73 8
Timothy Antalfy 50 m freestyle S13 24.33 OC 2 Q 24.26 OC 4
100 m backstroke S13 1:04.26 5 Q 1:04.03 5
100 m butterfly S13 0:56.03 PR 1 Q 0:56.48 3rd
100 m freestyle S13 0:53.37 3 Q 0:53.63 4
Michael Auprince 50 m freestyle S9 0:27.24 11 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S9 1:03.86 1 Q 1:03.98 4
100 m butterfly S9 1:05.33 14 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S9 0:58.94 10 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM9 2:26.36 10 Did not advance
Blake Cochrane 50 m freestyle S8 0:27.81 =7 Q 0:27.64 6
100 m breaststroke SB7 1:20.76 PR 1 Q 1:18.77 WR 1st
100 m freestyle S8 1:01.72 7 Q 1:01.07 8
200 m individual medley SM8 2:35.33 8 Q 2:33.66 7
Matthew Cowdrey 50 m freestyle S9 0:25.63 1 Q 25.13 WR 1st
100 m backstroke S9 1:05.47 7 Q 1:02.39 PR 1st
100 m breaststroke SB8 1:11.53 3 Q 1:09.88 OC 2nd
100 m butterfly S9 1:02.31 5 Q 0:59.91 2nd
100 m freestyle S9 0:56.58 1 Q 55.84 1st
200 m individual medley SM9 2:19.79 1 Q 2:15.95 1st
Jay Dohnt 100 m breaststroke SB6 1:32.79 8 Q 1:33.53 7
200 m individual medley SM7 2:54.18 10 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S7 5:22.30 14 Did not advance
Richard Eliason 100 m breaststroke SB14 1:09.92 4 Q 1:09.96 5
Daniel Fox 100 m backstroke S14 1:05.58 5 Q 1:05.76 4
200 m freestyle S14 2:00.11 1 Q 1:59.79 OC 2nd
Matthew Haanappel 50 m butterfly S6 0:38.69 12 Did not advance
50 m freestyle S6 0:32.58 OC 7 Q 0:32.13 OC 6
100 m backstroke S6 1:24.02 OC 5 Q 1:21.25 OC 5
100 m freestyle S6 1:10.95 OC 4 Q 1:09.88 5
200 m individual medley SM6 2:57.27 OC 6 Q 2:55.60 OC 7
Brenden Hall 50 m freestyle S9 0:27.27 12 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S9 1:06.33 11 Did not advance
100 m butterfly S9 1:01.82 4 Q 1:01.31 6
100 m freestyle S9 0:57.45 3 Q 0:57.29 5
200 m individual medley SM9 2:23.42 6 Q 2:21.48 6
400 m freestyle S9 4:21.69 1 Q 4:10.88 WR 1st
Ahmed Kelly 50 m backstroke S4 0:57.91 10 Did not advance
50 m breaststroke SB3 0:51.86 4 Q 0:52.54 4
100 m freestyle S4 2:10.72 16 Did not advance
150 m individual medley SM4 3:08.32 10 Did not advance
Mitchell Kilduff 100 m backstroke S14 1:08.49 14 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:19.16 16Q Did not advance
200 m freestyle S14 2:04.64 8 Q 2:01.09 5
Matthew Levy 50 m freestyle S7 0:28.63 OC 3 Q 0:28.58 OC 4
50 m butterfly S7 0:31.68 OC 2 Q 0:31.54 OC 4
100 m breaststroke SB7 1:23.09 3 Q 1:22.62 3rd
100 m freestyle S7 1:02.87 3 Q 1:01.38 OC 2nd
200 m individual medley SM7 2:37.69 OC 2 Q 2:37.18 OC 3rd
400 m freestyle S7 4:57.68 6 Q 4:58.12 7
Jeremy McClure 50 m freestyle S12 0:28.77 17 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S12 1:07.17 8 Q 1:07.11 4
100 m breaststroke SB12 1:24.19 14 Did not advance
Andrew Pasterfield 50 m freestyle S10 0:24.14 OC 4 Q 0:23.89 OC 3rd
100 m backstroke S10 1:02.94 6 Q 1:02.84 7
100 m butterfly S10 0:59.47 7 Q 0:59.49 7
100 m freestyle S10 0:53.01 1 Q 0:52.77 3rd
Grant Patterson 50 m backstroke S3 0:58.87 9 Did not advance
50 m breaststroke SB2 1:05.86 8 Q 1:07.52 8
50 m freestyle S4 0:55.49 14 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S4 1:54.53 14 Did not advance
150 m individual medley SM3 3:10.73 6 Q 3:08.66 OC 6
Rick Pendleton 50 m freestyle S10 0:26.26 17 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB9 1:11.94 6 Q 1:10.96 5
100 m butterfly S10 1:01.30 14 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S10 0:56.62 15 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM10 2:17.17 4 Q 2:14.77 3rd
Aaron Rhind 50 m butterfly S6 0:34.29 8 Q 34.03 OC 7
50 m freestyle S6 0:34.64 14 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S6 1:25.36 8 Q 1:29.28 8
100 m freestyle S6 1:14.48 12 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM6 2:59.01 9 Did not advance
Sean Russo 50 m freestyle S13 25.48 11 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S13 1:01.98 OC 4 Q 1:02.59 4
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:16.81 9 Did not advance
100 m butterfly S13 1:01.24 8 Q 1:01.57 8
100 m freestyle S13 0:55.97 13 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM13 2:18.46 OC 7 Q 2:17.80 OC 8
400 m freestyle S13 4:22.83 6 Q 4:18.25 6
Reagan Wickens 50 m butterfly S6 0:35.46 10 Did not advance
50 m freestyle S6 0:37.19 16 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S6 1:32.94 10 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S6 1:17.15 15 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM6 3:11.87 =14 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S6 5:28.56 OC 4 5:26.67 OC 4
Heats: Brenden Hall
Michael Auprince
Michael Anderson
Matthew Haanappel
Finals: Andrew Pasterfield
Matthew Levy
Blake Cochrane
Matthew Cowdrey
4x100 m freestyle relay 34 pts 4:00.91 4 Q 3:50.17 PR 1st
Heats: Michael Auprince
Rick Pendleton
Andrew Pasterfield
Matthew Haanappel

Finals: Michael Anderson
Matthew Cowdrey
Brenden Hall
Matthew Levy

4x100 m medley relay 34 pts 4:24.70 3 Q 4:14.97 3rd

Legend: Q= Qualified for final; OC= Oceania Record; PR= Paralympic Record; WR= World Record

Women's events[edit]

Athlete Events Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Kayla Clarke 100 m backstroke S14 1:11.29 5 Q 1:11.04 6
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:23.36 4 Q 1:22.87 4
200 m freestyle S14 2:16.52 6 Q 2:15.29 4
Ellie Cole 50 m freestyle S9 0:29.75 4 Q 0:29.28 OC 3rd
100 m backstroke S9 1:10.74 1 Q 1:09.42 OC 1st
100 m butterfly S9 1:14.37 8 Q 1:10.40 OC 4
100 m freestyle S9 1:04.58 2 Q 1:02.77 OC 1st
200 m individual medley SM9 2:44.31 9 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S9 4:53.01 3 Q 4:42.87 OC 3rd
Taylor Corry 100 m backstroke S14 1:11.70 6 Q 1:09.46 2nd
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:30.89 =15 Did not advance
200 m freestyle S14 2:14.99 3 Q 2:13.18 2nd
Katherine Downie 50 m freestyle S10 0:29.40 7 Q 29.10 OC 7
100 m backstroke S10 1:12.50 5 Q 1:11.40 4
100 m breaststroke SB9 1:27.41 12 Did not advance
100 m butterfly S10 1:11.37 4 Q 1:10.20 5
100 m freestyle S10 1:03.16 4 Q 1:02.34 5
200 m individual medley SM10 2:35.21 4 Q 2:34.64 4
400 m freestyle S10 4:57.28 6 Q 4:53.59 6
Maddison Elliott 50 m freestyle S8 0:31.57 OC 1 Q 0:31.44 OC 2nd
100 m backstroke S8 1:24.34 8 Q 1:23.25 6
100 m butterfly S8 1:15.30 OC 5 Q 1:15.06 OC 6
100 m freestyle S8 1:07.62 OC 3 Q 1:08.37 3rd
200 m individual medley SM8 2:59.33 6 Q 2:59.26 7
400 m freestyle S8 5:13.34 3 Q 5:09.36 3rd
Amanda Fowler 100 m breaststroke SB14 1:24.79 7 Q 1:23.30 5
Jacqueline Freney 50 m butterfly S7 0:36.03 OC 1 Q 0:35.16 OC 1st
50 m freestyle S7 0:32.92 PR 1 Q 0:32.63 PR 1st
100 m backstroke S7 1:23.34 PR 1 Q 1:22.84 PR 1st
100 m freestyle S7 1:09.74 PR 1 Q 1:09.39 PR 1st
200 m individual medley SM7 2:56.00 1 Q 2:54.42 WR 1st
400 m freestyle S7 5:01.04 PR 1 Q 4:59.02 WR 1st
Tanya Huebner 50 m butterfly S6 44.78 13 Did not advance
50 m freestyle S6 0:38.78 11 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB6 1:43.64 4 Q 1:42.45 4
100 m freestyle S6 1:30.76 14 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM6 3:39.12 12 Did not advance
Kara Leo 100 m backstroke S14 1:17.15 9 Did not advance
200 m freestyle S14 2:17.28 8 Q 2:18.04 8
Esther Overton 50 m freestyle S3 DNS
Katrina Porter 50 m freestyle S7 0:39.14 14 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S7 1:27.80 6 Q 1:26.64 7
100 m breaststroke SB6 1:53.63 5 Q 1:54.54 5
100 m freestyle S7 1:21.95 9 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S7 5:44.50 6 Q 5:41.58 7
Sarah Rose 50 m butterfly S6 40.39 6 Q 40.43 6
50 m freestyle S6 0:39.37 14 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM6 3:36.84 11 Did not advance
Teigan Van Roosmalen 50 m freestyle S13 0:29.40 6 Q 0:29.40 6
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:24.41 5 Q 1:24.03 7
100 m freestyle S13 1:04.31 7 Q 1:04.87 7
200 m individual medley SM13 2:37.21 5 Q 2:35.61 6
Prue Watt 50 m freestyle S13 0:27.75 OC 2 Q 0:27.94 3rd
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:20.36 OC 1 Q 1:19.19 OC 1st
100 m freestyle S13 1:01.61 3 Q 1:02.32 5
200 m individual medley SM13 2:35.45 3 Q 2:34.77 5
Annabelle Williams 50 m freestyle S9 0:30.03 5 Q 0:29.76 6
100 m freestyle S9 1:05.47 5 Q 1:05.73 7
Ellie Cole
Maddison Elliott
Katherine Downie
Jacqueline Freney
4x100 m freestyle relay 34 points 4:20.29 WR 1st
Ellie Cole
Katherine Downie
Jacqueline Freney
Annabelle Williams
4x100 m medley relay 34 points 4:53.95 OC 1st

Qualification Legend: Q= Qualified for final; OC= Oceania Record; PR= Paralympic Record; WR= World Record

Support staff – Administration – Karyn Burgess (Section Manager) ; Coaches – Brendan Keogh (Head), Angelo Basalo, Tom Davis, Michael Freney, Rob Hindmarsh, Jon O'Neil-Shaw, Chris Phillips, Bash Zidan ; Personal Care Attendant – Tara Andrews ; Physiotherapist – David Spurrier, Jo Evershed ; Sport Scientists – Brendan Burkett, Sacha Fulton ; Soft tissue therapist – Penny Will ; Psychologist – Jason Patchell[11]

Australia finished second on the gold medal table and won a total of 37 medals 18 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze. Leading swimmers were – Jacqueline Freney won 8 gold medals, Matthew Cowdrey won 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal and Ellie Cole won 4 gold medals and 2 bronze medals.

Table tennis[edit]

Selected team of 2 athletes.
Women- Melissa Tapper and Rebecca McDonnell. Support staff – Administration – Roger Massie (Section Manager); Coach – Alois Rosario (Head)[11]

Australia did not win any medals.

Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Melissa Tapper Singles class 10  Audrey Le Morvan (FRA)
W3–0 (11–7, 11–2, 11–4)
 Fan Lei (CHN)
L3–0 (7–11–7, 6–11, 6–11)
 Bruna Alexandre (BRA)
W 3–2 (10–12, 8–11, 11–5, 11–7, 11–9)
n/a  Natalia Partyka (POL)
L 0–3 (9–11, 2–11, 4–11);
 Fan Lei (CHN)
L 2–3 (11–8, 11–9, 5–11. 6–11, 7–11)
4
Rebecca McDonnell Singles class 6  Stephanie Grebe (GER)
W0–3 (5–11, 1–11, 4–11)
 Alicja Eigner (POL)
L 0–3 (9–11, 9–11, 8–11)
 Yuliya Klymenko (UKR)
L 0–3 (3–11, 3–11, 6–11)
Did not advance
Melissa Tapper
Rebecca McDonnell
Team class 6–10 Bye  France (FRA)
L 2–3
Did not advance

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

The Australian men's wheelchair basketball team were in Group A with the United States, Spain, South Africa, Italy and Turkey. Australia won the silver medal, losing to Canada in the final.

Squad list
(classification points)
From:[11]


Group stage
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
Australia 5 5 0 372 259 +113 10
Turkey 5 3 2 331 302 +29 8 +6
United States 5 3 2 330 259 +71 8 −1
Spain 5 3 2 322 292 +30 8 −5
Italy 5 1 4 260 309 −49 6
South Africa 5 0 5 204 398 −194 5
30 August 2012
20:45
v
Australia  93–39 South Africa
Scoring by quarter: 27–16, 20–4, 26–10, 20–9
Pts: Eveson 21
Rebs: Eveson 7
Asts: Eveson, Norris 5
Pts: Nortje 14
Rebs: Nortje 10
Asts: three players 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Saskia Warmerdam (NED)
31 August 2012
18:30
v
Turkey  64–71 Australia
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 20–22, 16–16, 13–16
Pts: Gürbulak 20
Rebs: Gezinci 12
Asts: Dalay 7
Pts: Eveson, Knowles 17
Rebs: Ness 11
Asts: Norris 8
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Sébastien Gauthier (CAN)
1 September 2012
20:45
v
Australia  75–59 Spain
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 24–12, 16–23, 15–9
Pts: Norris 25
Rebs: Eveson, Latham 8
Asts: Eveson 7
Pts: García Pereiro 23
Rebs: García Pereiro 6
Asts: De Paz Pazo, Muiño Gámez 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Valerie Farrugia (FRA)
2 September 2012
19:00
v
Australia  65–49 United States
Scoring by quarter: 13–12, 14–8, 18–13, 20–16
Pts: Norris 16
Rebs: Eveson 16
Asts: Eveson 9
Pts: Turek, Nelms 8
Rebs: Jenifer, Scott 7
Asts: Serio 7
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Sergio Giordano (CAN)
3 September 2012
15:15
v
Italy  48–68 Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–15, 10–18, 17–24, 10–11
Pts: Cavagnini 16
Rebs: Pellegrini 12
Asts: Moukhariq 5
Pts: Stibners 17
Rebs: Eveson, Latham 6
Asts: Norris 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Saskia Warmerdam (NED)
Quarter-final
5 September 2012
21:15
v
Australia  76–53 Poland
Scoring by quarter: 26–11, 13–17, 21–18, 16–7
Pts: Ness 26
Rebs: Norris, Ness 5
Asts: Eveson 6
Pts: Filipski 26
Rebs: Filipski 10
Asts: Filipski 8
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Sergio Giordano (CAN)
Semi-final
6 September 2012
19:00
v
Australia  72–63 United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–8, 17–23, 17–14, 20–18
Pts: Eveson 21
Rebs: Eveson 10
Asts: Norris 8
Pts: Chambers 12
Rebs: Lade, Waller 4
Asts: Serio, Schulte 5
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Cris Salguero (ARG)
Gold medal match
8 September 2012
21:15
v
Australia  58–64 Canada
Scoring by quarter: 15–14, 12–12, 15–20, 16–18
Pts: Norris 19
Rebs: Eveson 8
Asts: Eveson 5
Pts: Anderson 34
Rebs: Anderson 10
Asts: Anderson 8
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Juan Uruñuela (ESP)

Support staff – men – administration – Leigh Gooding (section manager); coaches – Ben Ettridge (head), Matteo Feriani (assistant), Thomas Kyle (assistant), physiotherapist – Jesse Adams.[11]

Women's tournament[edit]

Australian women's wheelchair basketball team in the match with Canada.
Australian women's wheelchair basketball team in the match with Canada.

The Australian women's wheelchair basketball team were in Group A with the Netherlands, Great Britain, Brazil and Canada. Australia won the silver medal, losing to Germany in the final.

Squad list
(classification points)[11]
From:
Group stage
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2
Australia 4 3 1 211 180 +31 7 +2 1–0
Netherlands 4 3 1 236 194 +42 7 +2 0–1
Canada 4 3 1 248 231 +17 7 −4
Great Britain 4 1 3 151 217 −66 5
Brazil 4 0 4 190 214 −24 4
30 August 2012
18:30
v
Australia  52–50 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 14–12, 11–13, 14–12, 13–13
Pts: Crispin 18
Rebs: Merritt 10
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Soares Martins 27
Rebs: Soares Martins 14
Asts: Guimarrães da Costa 12
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Linas Radykas (LTU)
31 August 2012
13:00
v
Great Britain  24–51 Australia
Scoring by quarter: 5–11, 6–14, 3–14, 10–12
Pts: Hamer 8
Rebs: Strange 7
Asts: three players 2
Pts: Merritt 10
Rebs: Crispin 7
Asts: Gauci 4
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Nureddin Bilmez (TUR)
1 September 2012
18:30
v
Australia  50–57 Canada
Scoring by quarter: 12–20, 20–13, 8–10, 10–14
Pts: Merritt 16
Rebs: Crispin 15
Asts: Chaplin 7
Pts: McLachlan 28
Rebs: McLachlan 21
Asts: Ouellet 9
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Karen Molina (COL)
2 September 2012
21:15
v
Netherlands  49–58 Australia
Scoring by quarter: 12–18, 8–12, 9–10, 20–18
Pts: Huitzing 14
Rebs: Huitzing 8
Asts: Huitzing 7
Pts: Merritt 19
Rebs: Crispin 7
Asts: Chaplin 7
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Darrell Hargreaves (USA)
Quarter-final
4 September 2012
13:00
v
Australia  62–37 Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 21–10, 23–10, 6–9, 12–8
Pts: Merritt 14
Rebs: Kean 5
Asts: Gauci 7
Pts: Estrada Bernal 11
Rebs: Estrada Bernal 4
Asts: Estrada Bernal 16
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Valerie Farrugia (FRA)
Semi-final
6 September 2012
13:00
v
Australia  40–39 United States
Scoring by quarter: 10–12, 16–14, 12–2, 2–11
Pts: three players 8
Rebs: Merritt 6
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Murray 18
Rebs: Murray, Schneider 9
Asts: Murray 3
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Sébastien Gauthier (CAN)
Gold medal match
7 September 2012
21:15
v
Australia  44–58 Germany
Scoring by quarter: 10–14, 9–12, 9–8, 16–24
Pts: Gauci 15
Rebs: Gauci, Merritt 5
Asts: Crispin, Chaplin 5
Pts: Adermann 19
Rebs: Mohnen 9
Asts: Adermann, Zeyen 5
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Sergio Giordano (CAN)

Support staff – women – administration – Marian Stewart (section manager); coaches – John Triscari (head), David Gould, Ben Osborne; physiotherapist – Miranda Wallis.[11]

Wheelchair rugby[edit]

Selected team of 11 athletes

Australian team
Nazim Erdem, Ryan Scott (Co-captain), Jason Lees, Cameron Carr (Co-captain), Andrew Harrison, Greg Smith, Cody Meakin, Josh Hose, Ben Newton, Ryley Batt, Chris Bond; Head

[11]

Six athletes made their Games debut. The Australian team 'the Steelers' went into the Games as the silver medallist from the 2008 Beijing Games and 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.[16] Australia defeated Canada to win its first wheelchair rugby gold medal.

Group stage
Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated
Team
Pld W D L G GA GD Pts
 Australia (AUS) 3 3 0 0 182 142 +40 6
 Canada (CAN) 3 2 0 1 163 166 –3 4
 Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 2 151 155 –4 2
 Belgium (BEL) 3 0 0 3 135 168 –33 0


5 September 2012
19:00
v
Australia  64 – 52 Canada
Batt 37
Bond 10
Team 4
Carr 3
Harrison 3
Smith 2
Newton 1
Hose 1
Lees 1
Meakin 1
Scott 1
Report Lavoie 9
Hirschfield 8
Crone 7
Madell 7
Hickling 6
Whitehead 5
Willsie 4
Dagenais 2
Chan 2
Simard 2
Basketball Arena
Attendance: 5,539
Referee: Darren Roberts (USA), Dave Woods (GBR)
6 September 2012
14:00
v
Sweden  47 – 60 Australia
Uhlmann 9
Norlin 8
Kulle 7
Hjelt 7
Collin 6
Team 4
Sandberg 3
Jansson 2
Wahlberg 1
Report Batt 30
Bond 14
Team 4
Carr 3
Newton 2
Smith 2
Harrison 2
Hose 1
Lees 1
Meakin 1
Basketball Arena
Attendance: 5,622
Referee: Pierre-Alexandre Brière (CAN), Alexander Schreiner (GER)
7 September 2012
10:00
v
Australia  58 – 43 Belgium
Batt 29
Carr 11
Bond 9
Smith 4
Hose 1
Lees 1
Meakin 1
Harrison 1
Team 1
Report Mertens 14
Genyn 11
Verhaegen 5
Hendrix 4
Team 4
Budeners 3
Vanacker 2
Basketball Arena
Attendance: 2,822
Referee: Motoko Izumiya (JPN), Chris van de Riet (NED)
Semi-finals
8 September 2012
14:00
v
Australia  59 – 45 Japan
Batt 27
Bond 14
Smith 6
Scott 2
Lees 2
Meakin 2
Newton 1
Carr 1
Harrison 1
Team 3
Report Ikezakli 24
Nakazato 7
Kanno 6
Shimakawa 4
Sato 2
Team 2
Basketball Arena
Attendance: 5,333
Referee: Mitch Carr (USA), Darren Roberts (USA)
Gold medal match


9 September 2012
14:15
v
Canada  51 – 66 Australia
Madell 11
Hickling 7
Whitehead 7
Murao 6
Chan 5
Willsie 4
Simard 3
Lavoie 2
Dagenais 1
Hirschfield 1
Team 4
Report Batt 37
Bond 15
Carr 4
Smith 2
Scott 1
Lees 1
Meakin 1
Newton 1
Harrison 1
Team 3
Basketball Arena
Attendance: 9,048
Referee: Darren Roberts (USA), Chris van de Riet (NED)

Support staff – Administration – Paul Kiteley (Section Manager) ; Coach – Brad Dubberley (Head); Technical Support – Chevvy Cooper ; Personal Care Assistant – Angela Mansell ; Physiotherapist – Simon Mole[11]

Wheelchair tennis[edit]

Selected team of 4 athletes.

Men Women
Ben Weekes, Adam Kellerman Daniela Di Toro, Janel Manns

Support staff – Administration – Brenda Tierney (Section Manager) ; Coaches – Greg Crump (Head), Craig Purcell[11]

Daniela Di Toro competed at her fifth Games.[17] Australia did not win any medals.

Athlete (seed) Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Adam Kellerman Men's singles  Peter Vikstrom (SWE)
W 6–4, 6–3
 Satoshi Saida (JPN)
W 6–3, 6–2
 Ronald Vink (NED) (2)
L 0–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Ben Weekes  Francesc Tur (ESP)
W 6–4, 6–2
 Tom Egberink (NED) (14)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Daniela Di Toro Women's singles N/A  Angelica Bernal Villalobos (COL)
W 6–1, 6–1
 Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA)
L 6–1, 0–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Janel Manns (8) N/A  Aniek van Koot (NED)
L 0–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Adam Kellerman
Ben Weekes
Men's doubles N/A  Albin Batycki
Kamil Fabisiak(POL)
W 6–1, 6–1
 Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida (JPN)
L 2–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Daniela Di Toro
Janel Manns
Women's doubles N/A  Sakhorn Khanthasit
Ratana Techamaneewat (THA)
LW 6–3, 6–3
Did not advance

Administration and Support[edit]

Australia Team Executive – Jason Hellwig (Chef de Mission), Michael Hartung (Deputy Cheff de Mission), Kate McLoughlin(Deputy Chef de Mission), Adam McCarthy (Paralympic Attache), Kurt Plummer (Security Liaison Officer), Jim FitzSimons (General Counsel)[11]

Operations - Caroline Walker (Manager, Logistics), Anna Muldoon (Cooridinator, Logistics), Chris Nunn (Manager, Coach Services), Steven Graham (Assistant, Coach Services), Greg Omay (Assistant, Coach Services), Natalie Hutchinson (Manager, Team Services), Cathy Lambert, (Cooridinator, Team Services), Chris Voysey (Manager, Information Technology), Tim Murphy (Assistant, Information Technology), Genevieve McMahon (Manager, Classification), Steve Loader(Manager, Off Airport Processing)[18]

The Australia Games Media Team – Tim Mannion (Manager, Media, and Communications),Shaun Giles (Manager, Multimedia), Margie McDonald (MLO), Gennie Sheer (MLO), Lachlan Searle (MLO), Chris Abbott (MLO), David Sygall (MLO), Jacqualine Chartres (MLO), Rebekka Wake (MLO), Sarah Rogers (MLO), Darcy Bonser (Cooridinator, Multimedia), Olivia McGrath (Cooridinator, Multimedia), Neil Cross (MLO), Jeff Crow (Chief Photographer), Judy Goldman (MLO,Sydney Office)[11]

Australia Medical Staff - Alison Campbell (Manager, SSSM), Linda Clow (Team Doctor), Corey Cunningham (Team Doctor), Geoff Thompson (Team Doctor), Ruth Fazakerley (Nurse/Clinic Administrator), Richard Bennett (Psychologist), Sarah Jack (Psychologist), Liz Broad (Manager, Nutrition), Siobhan Moran (Assistant, Nutrition), Jo Vaile (Manager, Recovery), Matthew Driller (Assistant, Recovery), Keren Faulkner (Manager, Physical Therapies), Penny Dayan (Physiotherapist), Gilian Niven (Soft Tissue Therapist), Scott Smith (Soft Tissue Therapist), Ebonie Scase (Physiotherapist), Zoe Horder(Personal Care Attendant)[19]

Media coverage[edit]

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) was the official Australian broadcaster.[20] The ABC provided over 100 hours of free to air coverage and the average audience per day was 1.6 million people. The Australian Paralympic Team's Facebook page grew by 16,000 fans and its YouTube channel reached close to 474,000 views.[21]

Welcome home celebrations[edit]

The team returned to Sydney Airport to be greeted by a number of Australian Government ministers, family, friends and the media. The team was treated to a performance by the band Icehouse. Congratulatory messages were from Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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