Paul Cross (swimmer)

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Paul Cross
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Action shot of Cross in the pool at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full name Paul Damian Cross
Nationality  Australia
Born 10 February 1979
Brisbane, Queensland
Australian S14 swimmer Paul Cross gasps for breath at the end of a race at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

Paul Damian Cross, OAM[1] (born 10 February 1979)[2] is an Australian swimmer with an intellectual disability.[3] He was born in Brisbane, Queensland.[2] He competed at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in two events. At the 2000 Sydney Games, he competed in eight events and won a gold medal in the Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle S14 swimming event,[4] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1] In 2000, he received an Australian Sports Medal.[5] In 1999, he was an Australian Institute of Sport Athlete with a Disability scholarship holder.[6]

At the 1998 Christchurch IPC Swimming World Championships, he won silver medals in Men's 50m Butterfly and Men's 200m Individual Medley.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Cross, Paul Damien, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Xth Paralympic Games Atlanta U.S.A. August 15-25 1996 : Australia : team handbook. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Federation. 1996. p. 70. 
  3. ^ "University students help train swimmer for Paralympics". University of Queensland News, 31 July 1996. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cross, Paul: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X. 
  7. ^ Australian Media Guide : 2000 Paralympic Games, Sydney, Australia. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2000. p. 129.