Australia at the Paralympics

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Australia at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  AUS
NPC Australian Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Australia has sent delegations to the Summer Paralympics since the first games in 1960, and to the Winter Paralympics since 1980.

The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical and sensorial disabilities. This includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. The Paralympic Games are held every four years, following the Olympic Games, and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Summer Games[edit]

[1]       Host country (Australia)

Medal Table[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank Competitors Officials Flag Bearer Opening Flag Bearer Closing
1960 Rome 3 6 1 10 7
1964 Tokyo 12 11 7 30 4 15 9
1968 Tel-Aviv 15 16 7 38 4 32 18
1972 Heidelberg 6 9 10 25 11
1976 Toronto 16 18 8 42 11
1980 Arnhem 12 21 22 55 14
1984 Stoke Mandeville 49 54 50 153 8
1988 Seoul 23 35 38 96 10 179 47 Paul Croft Rodney Nugent
1992 Barcelona 24 27 25 76 7 134 Terry Giddy Priya Cooper
1996 Atlanta 42 37 27 106 2 166 Elizabeth Kosmala Priya Cooper
2000 Sydney 63 39 47 149 1 285 148 Brendan Burkett Neil Fuller
2004 Athens 26 39 36 101 5 151 Louise Sauvage Matthew Cowdrey
2008 Beijing 23 29 27 79 5 167 122 Russell Short Matthew Cowdrey
2012 London 32 23 30 85 5 161 Greg Smith Evan O'Hanlon
Total 346 364 335 960 1045

Medals by Sport 1960-2012[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 150 148 144 443
Swimming 119 140 132 381
Cycling 34 24 26 84
Shooting 15 7 3 24
Lawn bowls 8 7 6 16
Archery 3 9 3 15
Weightlifting 3 3 4 10
Wheelchair tennis 1 5 3 9
Equestrian 3 1 5 9
Table tennis 2 2 3 7
Powerlifting 1 5 1 7
Wheelchair basketball 2 5 1 7
Sailing 2 1 1 4
Wheelchair rugby 1 2 0 3
Wheelchair fencing 0 1 1 2
Dartchery 1 1 0 2
Snooker 0 1 1 2
Judo 1 0 0 1
Rowing 0 2 0 2
Boccia 0 0 1 1
Total 346 364 335 1045

Leading Australian Summer Paralympians 1960-2012[edit]

Updated during 2012 Games

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Matthew Cowdrey 13 7 3 23
Timothy Sullivan 10 0 0 10
Louise Sauvage 9 4 0 13
Priya Cooper 9 3 4 16
Libby Kosmala 9 3 0 12
Jacqueline Freney 8 0 3 11
Neil Fuller 6 6 3 15
Heath Francis 6 4 3 13
Tracey Freeman 6 4 0 10
Russell Short 6 2 3 11
Darren Thrupp 6 0 3 9
Siobhan Paton 6 0 0 6
Kingsley Bugarin 5 8 6 19

[2]

Winter Games[edit]

Medal Table[edit]

[3]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank Competitors Officials Flag Bearer Opening Flag Bearer Closing
1980 Geilo 0 0 0 0 - 2
1984 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0 - 3
1988 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0 - 5
1992 Tignes-Albertsville 1 1 2 4 12 5
1994 Lillehammer 3 2 4 9 9 6
1998 Nagano 1 0 1 2 16 4 James Patterson
2002 Salt Lake City 6 1 0 7 8 7 Michael Milton Bart Bunting
2006 Turin 0 1 1 2 13 10 Michael Milton Toby Kane
2010 Vancouver 0 1 3 4 16 12 Toby Kane Cameron Rahles-Rahbula
2014 Sochi 0 0 2 2 19 9 Cameron Rahles-Rahbula Ben Tudhope
Total 11 6 13 30

Australian Winter Paralympic Medalists 1976-2014[edit]

Updated after 2014 Games

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
Michael Milton 6 3 2 11
James Patterson 1 1 2 4
Bart Bunting/Nathan Chivers (Guide) 2 1 0 3
Michael Norton 2 0 1 3
David Munk 0 0 2 2
Cameron Rahles-Rahbula 0 0 2 2
Marty Mayberry 0 1 0 1
Toby Kane 0 0 2 2
Jessica Gallagher 0 0 2 2

Interesting Facts[edit]

First Gold Medallists[edit]

Dual Summer / Winter Paralympians[edit]

At the end of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, the following Australian athletes have attended both Summer and Winter Games.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia Paralympic Games History". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Media Guide : Londin 2012 Paralympic Games". Australian Paralympic Committee Website. Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Australia Winter Paralympic Games History". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "First Australian Paralympic medals go on display". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 25 March 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "One leg, two dreams". Australian. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2013.