Australia at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
|Australia at the Paralympic Games|
|At the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney|
|Competitors||285 in 18 sports|
|Flag bearer||Brendan Burkett (Opening) Neil Fuller (Closing)|
|Paralympic history (summary)|
Australia was the host nation for the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney and the team consisted of 285 athletes in 18 sports and 148 officials. It was the country's largest ever Paralympic delegation to a Games. The chef de mission was Paul Bird. Australia finished at the top of the medal tally with 63 gold, 39 silver and 47 bronze medals. This was the first time and the only time to date that Australia has finished on top of either an Olympic or Paralympic medal tally. The most successful sports were athletics, cycling, equestrian, swimming and wheelchair tennis.
Notable Australian performances were:
- Siobhan Paton won six gold medals in S14 swimming events and set six world records
- Timothy Sullivan won five gold medals and set five world records in athletics
- Neil Fuller, a leg amputee sprinter, won four gold medals and one bronze medal and was flag bearer at the closing ceremony
- Lisa Llorens won three gold medals and one silver medal in athletics
- Greg Smith in wheelchair athletics events won three gold medals
- Lisa McIntosh won three gold medals in athletics
- Athletes who won two individual gold medals were:Louise Sauvage, Russell Short, Amy Winters, Julie Higgins, Kingsley Bugarin, and Gemma Dashwood.
- 1 Medalists
- 2 Archery
- 3 Athletics
- 4 Basketball (Intellectual Disability)
- 5 Boccia
- 6 Cycling
- 7 Equestrian
- 8 Fencing
- 9 Football (7 a Side)
- 10 Goalball
- 11 Judo
- 12 Powerlifting
- 13 Sailing
- 14 Shooting
- 15 Swimming
- 16 Table Tennis
- 17 Volleyball
- 18 Wheelchair Basketball
- 19 Wheelchair Rugby
- 20 Wheelchair Tennis
- 21 Administration
- 22 See also
- 23 References
- 24 External links
Australia represented in archery by:
Men – Arthur Fisk, John Marshall, Tony Marturano Women – Natalie Cordowiner Coaches – Robert de Bondt (Head), Hans Klar
Australia represented in athletics by:
Men – Shayne Allen, Kieran Ault-Connell, Wayne Bell, Malcolm Bennett, Anthony Biddle, Russell Billingham, Fabian Blattman, Damien Burroughs, Rick Cooke (guide), Lee Cox, Roy Daniell, Mark Davies, Michael Dowling, Stephen Eaton, John Eden, Don Elgin, Kurt Fearnley, Anton Flavel, Heath Francis, Neil Fuller, Terry Giddy, Murray Goldfinch, Gerrard Gosens, Adrian Grogan, Brian Harvey, Bill Hunter (guide), Clayton Johnson, Lachlan Jones, John Lindsay, Hamish MacDonald, John Maclean, Tim Matthews, Jeffrey McNeill, Paul Mitchell, Andrew Newell, Paul Nunnari, Sam Rickard, Ed Salmon (guide), Russell Short, Greg Smith, Tim Sullivan, Darren Thrupp, Geoff Trappett, Steve Thorley (guide), Dean Turner, Bruce Wallrodt, Stephen Wilson
Women – Angela Ballard, Joanne Bradshaw, Madelyn Ehlers, Rebecca Feldman, Patricia Flavel, Lynda Holt, Norma Koplick, Tanya Krome, Holly Ladmore, Lisa Llorens, Lisa McIntosh, Alison Quinn, Sharon Rackham, Allyson Richards (guide), Louise Sauvage, Christie Skeleton, Frances Stanley, Meaghan Starr, Claire Summersgill, Katrina Webb, Debbie Wendt, Jodi Willis, Amy Winters
Officials – Jason Hellwig (Manager), Hayden Clark, Barb Denson, Petrina Tierney, Jodie Worrall, Allyson Richards, Bill Hunter, Rick Cooke
Australia finished the number one country in athletics with 35 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze medals. This was Australia's best performance in athletics at the Paralympics. Team highlights included: Timothy Sullivan's five gold medals, Greg Smith's five gold medals, Neil Fuller's four gold medals and one bronze medal, Lisa Llorens's three gold medals and one silver medal and Lisa McIntosh's three gold medals. Australia also won four relay gold medals.
Basketball (Intellectual Disability)
Australia represented in basketball by:
Men – Frank Arratia, Lee Collins, Tim Devine, Simon Ishac, Bradley Lee, Tyson Lynch, Nicholas Maroney, Adam Meredith, Brett Phillips, Peter Willoughby, Brett Wilson, Justin Wrbik Coaches – Tony Guihot (Head), Liz Fraser, Ian McLeod Officials – Michael Hudson (Manager)
Australia represented in boccia by:
Men – Warren Brearley, Scott Elsworth, John Richardson Women – Lyn Coleman, Angie McReynolds, Karen Stewart Coaches – Joan Stevens (Head), Italo Vigalo Officials – Peggy Richardson, Barry Stewart, Sue Beencke, Annette Low, Emily Connell, Carla Brearley, June Kaese
Australia represented in cycling by:
Men – Greg Ball, Paul Clohessy, Matthew Gray, Steven Gray, Darren Harry, Eddie Hollands, Peter Homann, Paul Lake, Mark le Flohic, Kieran Modra, David Murray, Paul O'Neill, Daniel Polson, Christopher Scott, Noel Sens, Russell Wolfe
Coaches – Kevin McIntosh (Head), Darryl Benson, Radek Valenta Officials – Elsa Lepore (Manager), John Beer, Rebecca Tweedy
Australia represented in cycling by:
Women – Rosalie Fahey, Sue Haydon, Julie Higgins, Marita Hird, Judy Hogan, Sue-Ellen Lovett, Anne Skinner Coaches – Carolyn Lieutenant (Head), Gillian Rickard Officials – Judy Cubitt (Chef d'Equipe), Dinah Barron
Australia won 2 gold and 2 bronze medals in its second Paralympic competition. It came second to Great Britain in the overall medal tally. Due to the team's results, Head Coach Carolyn Lieutenant won the Australian Coaching Council's Female Coach of the Year award.
Australia represented in wheelchair fencing by:
Men – Michael Alston, Robert Goodwin Coach Sally Kopiec (Head)
Australia did not win any medals but each athlete made the second round (top sixteen).
Football (7 a Side)
Australia represented in football by:
Men – David Barber, Shaun Fedele, Eric Haddrick, Miguel Marcelino, Beau Menzies, Mark Morris, Andrew Panazzolo, Christopher Pyne, Jason Rand, Jeremy Thorpe, George Tonna Coaches – Russell Marriott (Head), David Campbell Officials – Corny van Eldik (Manager)
Australia represented in goalball by:
Men – Rob Crestani, Kevin Frew, Paul Harpur, Troy King, Warren Lawton, Robbie Vogt Coaches – Sam Theodore (Head), Robert Apps
Women – Penny Bennett, Kerrie-ann King, Jo Ruba, Robyn Stephens Coaches – Terry Kenaghan (Head)
Australia represented in judo by:
Men – Anthony Clarke Coach – Trevor Kschamer (Head)
Australia represented in powerlifting by:
Men – Shaun Cavuoto, Darren Gardiner, Steve Green, Paul Hyde, Richard Nicholson, Kahi Puru, Wayne Sharpe Women – Deahnne McIntyre, Julie Russell, Vicky Machen, Kim Neuenkirchen, Melissa Trafela, Sue Twelftree Coaches – Blagoi Blagoev (Head), Ray Epstein
Australia represented in sailing by:
Australia represented in shooting by:
Men – Ashley Adams, Stephen Guy, Stan Kosmala, Jeff Lane, James Nomarhas, Steven McCormack, Paul Schofield, Peter Shannon, Peter Tait, Peter Worsley Women – Elizabeth Kosmala Coaches – Yvonne Hill (Head), Anne Bugden, Evangelos Anagnostou Officials – Andre Jurich
Australia represented in swimming by:
Men – Mark Altmann, Ben Austin, Paul Barnett, Daniel Bell, Tom Bridge, Scott Brockenshire, Kingsley Bugarin, Brendan Burkett, Dominic Collins, Paul Cross, Cameron de Burgh, Patrick Donachie, Justin Eveson, Jeff Hardy, Alex Harris, Michael Palfery, Stewart Pike, Brett Reid, David Rolfe, Alastair Smales, Christian Stafford, Shane Walsh
Women – Alicia Aberley, Katerina Bailey, Petrea Barker, Denise Beckwith, Melissa Carlton, Kate Church, Priya Cooper, Tracey Cross, Gemma Dashwood, Nicole Davey, Janelle Falzon, Amanda Fraser, Megan Grant, Judith Green, Sarah Houlbolt, Alicia Jenkins, Marayke Jonkers, Dianna Ley, Karni Liddell, Tamara Nowitzki, Kirra O'Cass, Siobhan Paton, Casey Redford, Ellen Steele, Brooke Stockham, Lucy Williams, Stacey Williams, Melissa Willson, Elizabeth Wright
Coaches – Matthew Brown (Head), Greg Rochowcyzk, John Ornsby, Wanda Smales, Brendan Keogh, Frank Hohmann, Trent Patten, Dick Orbell Officials – Michael Scott (Manager), Linda Garsden, John Stamoulos, Michael Martin, Jenny Lambert
Australia had its largest ever swimming team and it won 14 gold, 15 silver and 21 bronze medals. It finished fifth on the gold medal tally and second on the overall medal tally. During the competition, Australian swimmers set 42 Australian records, 14 Paralympic records and 7 world records.
Australia represented in table tennis by:
Men – Bill Medley, Ross Schurgott Coaches – Joe Hoad (Head) Officials – Carmel Medley and Roger Massie
Australia represented in volleyball by:
Men – Edward Bray, Paul Croft, Darren Gay, Albert Lee, Brant North, Kevin Price, Glenn Pyne, Brett Roworth, Greg Sobczak, Bruce Thompson, Mark Whiteman Coaches – Weiping Tu, Glenn Stewart Officials – Graham Golley (Manager)
Men – Daniel Byrne, Nick Coburn, Japhy Duldig, Joe Egan, Greg Hammond, Brett Holcombe, Nick Kaiser, Adam Lusted, Bill McHoul, Steven Neal, Grant Prest, Nigel Smith Coaches – Kieron Rochester (Head), Gary Jenness
The team known as the 'Volleyroos' finished eighth. At the end of the tournament, the International Paralympic Committee determined that the sport would not be part of the 2004 Athens Games due to it failing to meet IPC criteria.
Australia represented in wheelchair basketball by:
Men – Troy Andrews, Sandy Blythe, David Gould, Shaun Groenewegen, Gerry Hewson, Adrian King, Michael McFawn, Nick Morris, Brad Ness, Shane Porter, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs Coaches – Bob Turner (Head), Michael Walker, Richard Oliver Officials – Fred Heidt (Manager), John Camens, Graham Gould
Women – Julianne Adams, Amanda Carter, Paula Coghlan, Mellissa Dunn, Karen Farrell, Alison Mosely, Lisa O'Nion, Donna Ritchie, Nadya Romeo, Sharon Slann, Liesl Tesch, Jane Webb Coaches – Peter Corr (Head), Tracey York, Rob Beveridge Officials – Kevin Smith (Manager)
The men's team known as the 'Rollers' lost their quarter-final to the United States and finished fifth. The women's team known as 'Gliders' won the silver medal after losing to Canada in the final. It was their most successful Paralympics.
Australia represented in wheelchair rugby by:
Men – Bryce Alman, Brett Boylan, Cliff Clarke, Gary Croker, Brad Dubberley, Nazim Erdem, Peter Harding, George Hucks, Tom Kennedy, Craig Parsons, Steve Porter, Patrick Ryan Coaches – Terry Vinyard (Head), Glenn Stephens, Nicholas Bailey Officials – Kim Elwood (Manager), David Bonavita (Chief Mechanic), Wendy Poole
Australia represented in wheelchair tennis by:
Members of the headquarters team were:
Paul Bird ( Chef de Mission), Keith Gilbert (Assistant Chef de Mission), Greg Campbell (Assistant Chef de Mission), Tony Naar (Assistant Chef de Mission), Robyn Smith (Assistant Chef de Mission), John Watkins, Rod Anderson, Melinda Richards, Eve Bampfield, Carmel Williams, Graham Edwards, Rodney Nugent, Anne Brunnell, Rebecca Hill, Dianne Watson, Shona Halson, Andrea Davidson, Nadia Brandon-Black, Murray Lydeamore, Karen Hellwig, Louise Mogg, Simon Reffold, Jillian Lennon, Joel Lipman, Kellie Urquhart, Jenni Banks, Tracy Lawrence, Ross Boyd, Sharon Palmer, Michael Blucher, Peter Kelly, Victoria Carthew, Sally Nelson, Phyllis Sakinofsky
Sports Medicine and Sports Science
Jane Buckley (Director), David Millions, Kevin Boundy, Syd Bourke, Kathy Merlehan, Jenny Nucifora, Craig Boettcher, Greg Ungerer, Mark Stokes, David Spurrier, Dimi Argyros, Allan Thomas, Joann Marr, Maria Di Michele, Vicki de Prazer, Gavin Freeman, John Woods
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