Australia at the 2004 Summer Paralympics

Australia competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. It was Australia's 12th year of participation at the Paralympics. The team included 151 athletes (91 men and 60 women).[1] Australian competitors won 101 medals (26 gold, 39 silver and 36 bronze) to finish fifth in the gold medal table and second on the total medal table.[2] Australia competed in 12 sports and won medals in 8 sports. The Chef de Mission was Paul Bird.[3] The Australian team was smaller than the Sydney Games due to a strict selection policy related to the athletes' potential to win a medal[4] and the International Paralympic Committee's decision to remove events for athletes with an intellectual disability from the Games due to issues of cheating at the Sydney Games. This was due to a cheating scandal with the Spanish intellectually disabled basketball team in the 2000 Summer Paralympics where it was later discovered that only two players actually had intellectual disabilities.[5] The IPC decision resulted in leading Australian athletes such as Siobhan Paton and Lisa Llorens not being able to defend their Paralympic titles.

Australia at the
2004 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IPC codeAUS
NPCAustralian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympic.org.au
in Athens
Competitors151
Flag bearerLouise Sauvage (Opening) Matthew Cowdrey (Closing)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
26
Silver
39
Bronze
36
Total
101
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Outstanding performersEdit

  • Swimmer Matthew Cowdrey at age 15, was the youngest member of the Australian Paralympic Team, and at his first Paralympic Games he won three gold, two silver and two bronze medals, and finished the meet with two World & Paralympic Record times. His amazing achievements were recognised and he received the Medal of the Order of Australia, were named Young Paralympian of the Year at the Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards and Swimmer of the Year with a Disability by Swimming Australia.[6]
  • Swimmer Chantel Wolfenden, also in her first ever Paralympic Games, won gold, silver and four bronze during the games while also setting a new personal record in the 400m Freestyle. For her great accomplishments she received the Medal of the Order of Australia[7]
  • Prue Watt, another first time Paralympian swimmer, established herself as one of the most successful Australian athletes during the 2004 Games, winning five silver medals and one bronze medal. To honor her accomplishments she was awarded the 2004 Female Junior Paralympian of the Year for her achievements[8]
  • Tim Sullivan won four gold medals in athletics sprints events, three of which were individual and two of which involved new world records. To celebrate his amazing achievements, he was named Australian Paralympian of the Year by the Australian Paralympic Committee [APC], and won the Victorian Institute of Sport's [VIS] Athlete with a Disability Award[9]
  • Ben Austin won four individual medals as a swimmer, one gold, two silver and one bronze. He was also part of the 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay team and 4 × 100 m Medley Relay where they won silver and gold[10] In the 100m freestyle he became one of the first ever swimmers in the S8 category to break the one minute barrier. For his accomplishments at the 2004 Games he received the Medal of the Order of Australia[11]
  • Cyclist Lindy Hou qualified for her first Paralympic Games in 2004 with pilots Janelle Lindsay and Toireasa Gallagher. The Games became a huge success and she won a total of four medals, one gold, two silver and one bronze. She and Janelle Lindsey also became the first Australian female athletes to win gold during the 2004 Paralympic games. They also set the world record in the Women's 200m Fly with the time 11.675 seconds.[12] Her accomplishments were celebrated with the Medal of the Order of Australia[13]
  • Heath Francis won two individual silver medals and one bronze medal. He was also part of the Men's 4 × 400 m T42-T46 relay team and Men's 4 × 100 m T42-T46 where they won silver and bronze.[14]

Some of the other outstanding Australian athletes included:

Background of the Athens GamesEdit

The 2004 Summer Paralympics, formally known as Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was held from September 17 to September 28. The twelfth Paralympic Games, a total of 3,808 competitors (2,643 Men and 1,165 Women) from 135 countries participated. During these games 304 World Records were broken with 448 Paralympic Games Records being broken across 19 different sports. Addition of judo and sitting volleyball for women and football 5-a-side for men were included. The ticket sale for event saw a decrease in tickets sold, with about 850.000 tickets for the different competitions compared to 1.2 million sold at the 2000 Sydney games.[15] The event was made possible through the help of 8,863 volunteers[16][17]

Opening and Closing CeremonyEdit

 
From the Paralympics opening ceremony

Louise Sauvage, a nine-time Paralympic gold medalist, lit the cauldron during the opening ceremonies for the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney. On September 17, 2004, Sauvage carried the Australian flag into the opening ceremony stadium, "Spyridon Louis", at what was her 4th Paralympic games. She has a Sydney ferry, a street and a pathway named after her, as well as numerous school sport houses around Australia.[18] After the parade of nations, the Games were declared opened by IPC President Sir Philip Craven and Greek president Cistis Stephanopoulos, before the Paralympic flame was lit by Georgios Toptsis. The opening ceremony was seen by 72,000 spectators in the stadium[19]

Swimmer Matthew Cowdrey, recognized for his achievements during the games, was chosen to carry the Australia flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Games. The closing ceremony during the 2004 games was cut short and only entailed the protocol segments required to complete the Games, due to a tragic accident involving the deaths of seven high school students on their way to the Games. One minute of silence in tribute to the school students were held as the Paralympic flag flew half-mast. Australian gold medalist, Katrina Webb, who were critical of the Paralympic Organizers who removed the party element of the closing ceremony and thus leaving only the athletes' entry, the Paralympic President Phil Craven's speech and the handover of the flag to Beijing, said "Things like this happen, you can't stop everything. Life goes on. We should make sure we pay our respects in that regard but things should continue as they were."[20][21]

The closing ceremony ended with the unveiling of the IPC's new logo[22]

Media coverageEdit

The 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney had the most comprehensive media coverage; and highest TV ratings ever experienced by a Paralympic Games for its time laying down the solid foundations for media surround the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Australia. The Athens Paralympics saw record media attendance with a total of 3,103 media representatives, including more than 66 broadcasters. The Paralympics were shown in 49 countries in addition to being broadcast worldwide via Eurosport and Reuters. A study of the broadcast coverage revealed approximately 1.86 billion viewers in total, distributed on 617 hours of coverage.[23] The increase in media attendance is thought be attributed to the introduction of 5-a-side Football.[24] The development in media attendance and coverage confirms that the media's interest in the Paralympis Games Since the Sydney 2000 Paralympics has grown.

Medal tallyEdit

There were 518 Medal events at the games. Australia brought home 101 medals, including a record 26 gold medals. The 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens were a precursor to the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. China dominated the medal count with more goal medals, more silver medals and more medals overall than any other nation. Australia had the second highest medal tally overall, which were 16% higher than it was in 1984.[25]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 63 46 32 141
2 Great Britain 35 30 29 94
3 Canada 28 19 25 72
4 United States 27 22 39 88
5 Australia 26 39 36 101

MedalistsEdit

[26]

EventsEdit

ArcheryEdit

Officials - Vicki O'Brien (Manager)[3][26]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Natalie Cordowiner Women's individual standing 505 15 N/A   Wang (CHN)
L 126-136
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

After the highly successful 2000 Summer Paralympic games where Australia finished the number one country in athletics,[27] the goal for the 2004 Games were to finish aa a top three nation. After the dust had settled, Australia was number two on the athletics medal table and completed their best away Games ever.[25]

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kieran Ault T37 100m 12.66 7 q N/A 12.75 7
Malcolm Bennett T36 400m 1:02.69 8 q N/A 1:02.95 8
800m DNS Did not advance
1500m N/A 5:04.71 5
Paul Benz T38 100m 12.16 7 q N/A 12.16 7
200m 24.95 7 q N/A 24.34 7
400m 53.82 7 q N/A 56.35 8
Richard Colman T53 100m 15.92 9 Did not advance
200m 27.42 7 q N/A 28.12 7
800m 1:40.33 3 Q N/A 1:38.68 PR  
Roy Daniell T13 Marathon N/A 2:42:17  
Don Elgin T44 100m DNS Did not advance
Kurt Fearnley T54 800m 1:37.90 6 Q N/A 1:32.73 4
1500m 3:04.77 10 Q 3:08.62 9 Q 3:05.79 4
5000m 10:24.54 2 Q N/A 10:23.98 PR  
Marathon N/A 1:25:37  
Heath Francis T46 100m 11.21 5 Q N/A 11.09  
200m 22.39 2 Q N/A 22.73  
400m 52.12 3 Q N/A 48.72  
Neil Fuller T44 100m DNS Did not advance
200m 24.28 5 Q N/A 23.45 5
400m 54.21 3 Q N/A 53.15  
Benjamin Hall T37 200m 26.10 7 q N/A 26.37 8
400m N/A 59.41 7
Paul Harpur T11 200m 24.92 17 Did not advance
400m 54.31 7 Q 55.74 7 54.50 7
Lachlan Jones T52 200m 34.30 8 q N/A 33.89 7
800m 2:05.42 4 q N/A 2:10.75 7
1500m 4:08.80 10 q N/A 3:59.15 5
John Lindsay T53 100m 16.12 14 Did not advance
200m 28.18 15 Did not advance
Tim Matthews T46 100m 16.44 14 Did not advance
Richard Nicholson T54 100m 15.05 13 q 15.33 15 Did not advance
Paul Nunnari T54 1500m 3:06.53 14 Did not advance
5000m 11:08.42 23 Did not advance
10000m 23:44.16 23 Did not advance
Marathon N/A 1:43.16 19
Frederic Periac T54 800m 1:42.32 21 Did not advance
1500m 3:10.62 29 Did not advance
Tim Sullivan T38 100m 11.63 1 Q N/A 11.37 WR  
200m 23.68 1 Q N/A 22.92 WR  
400m 51.42 1 Q N/A 51.41  
Darren Thrupp T37 100m 12.44 5 Q N/A 12.52  
Geoff Trappett T54 100m 14.87 7 q 14.91 7 Q 15.00 6
200m 26.56 11 Did not advance
Stephen Wilson T44 200m 24.42 6 Q N/A 23.75 7
400m 56.19 7 q N/A 53.98 4
Paul Benz
Darren Thrupp
Benjamin Hall
Tim Sullivan
T35-38 4 × 100 m relay N/A 46.73 WR  
4 × 400 m relay N/A DNF
Heath Francis
Stephen Wilson
Neil Fuller
Don Elgin
T42-46 4 × 100 m relay N/A 44.03  
4 × 400 m relay N/A 3:33.55  
Richard Colman
Richard Nicholson
Kurt Fearnley
Geoff Trappett
T53-54 4 × 100 m relay 53.51 3 Q N/A 52.10  
Richard Colman
Frederic Periac
Richard Nicholson
Kurt Fearnley
T53-54 4 × 400 m relay 3:19.10 5 Did not advance

Men's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Kieran Ault F37 Javelin 45.77 -  
Damien Burroughs F37 Discus 42.44 - 5
Javelin 30.56 - 8
Shot put 10.78 - 6
Don Elgin F44/46 Discus 41.13 822 7
Shot put 12.19 839 12
P44 Pentathlon 4152  
Rodney Farr F52 Discus 15.08 - 6
Shot put 8.19 - 5
F52-53 Javelin 14.58 912 9
Brian Harvey F36/38 Javelin 37.39 - 8
F38 Discus 28.71 - 8
Shot put 9.61 - 9
Nicholas Larionow F36 Discus 27.92 - 7
Shot put 11.17 -  
Hamish MacDonald F33-34 Discus 29.23 871 6
Shot put 11.16 WR 1056  
Richard Nicholson P54-58 Pentathlon 4662 10
Russell Short F12 Discus 42.54 - 5
F13 Shot put 15.54 -  
Darren Thrupp F36-38 Long jump 5.98 1033  
Bruce Wallrodt F54 Javelin 24.25 - 5
Shot put 8.63 - 5

Women's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Angela Ballard T53 100m N/A 17.87  
200m 33.14 11 Did not advance
400m 1:03.01 8 q 1:02.73 7
800m 2:08.81 7 Q 2:02.29 5
Gemma Buchholz T52 200m 42.15 5 q 43.81 6
400m 1:26.26 7 q 1:22.67 5
Christie Dawes T54 800m 1:54.24 7 Q 1:52.51 6
1500m 3:38.60 10 q 3:29.50 6
5000m 12:00.07 3 12:50.86 10
Marathon N/A 2:08.25 9
Amanda Fraser T37 100m N/A 16.56 6
Lara Hollow T13 100m N/A 13.79 7
400m N/A 1:03.65 5
Lisa McIntosh T37 100m N/A 14.81  
200m N/A 30.56  
Louise Sauvage T54 400m N/A  
800m 1:53.27 1 Q 1:50.88  
Eliza Stankovic T54 200m 31.58 7 Q 31.36 7
800m 1:53.78 6 Q 1:52.79 7
1500m 3:36.63 3 Q 3:28.66 4
5000m 12:21.08 8 Q 12:18.46 7
Katrina Webb T38 400m N/A 1:05.41 PR  
Amy Winters T46 100m 12.64 1 Q 12.50 PR  
200m 25.77 2 Q 25.54 WR  

Women's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Joanne Bradshaw F37 Discus 20.17 708 9
F37/38 Shot put 8.60 933 7
Amanda Fraser F37 Discus 26.30 701  
F37/38 Shot put 7.76 842 11
Louise Ellery F32-34/52/53 Discus NMR
Shot put 4.93 1100 6
Julie Iles F40 Discus 15.90 - 6
Javelin 13.49 - 6
Shot put 4.79 - 9
Katrina Webb F35-38 Javelin 28.47 WR 1223 4
Debbie Wendt F35-38 Javelin 18.77 846 12
F37 Discus 22.51 705 6
Jodi Willis F12 Discus 36.67 - 4
Shot put 11.95 -  

Coaches - Scott Goodman (Head), Paul Angel, Richard Bednall, Andrew Dawes, Iryna Dvoskina, John Eden, Brett Jones, Gary Lees, Alison O'Riordan

Officials - Andrew Faichney (Manager), Louise Mogg, Paul Rohwer, Greg Jones, Jodie Carey

CyclingEdit

Australia were top of the medal table in cycling.

Men's road raceEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Anthony Biddle
Kial Stewart (pilot)
Tandem road race / time trial B1-3 - 22
Kieran Modra
Robert Crowe (pilot)
Tandem road race / time trial B1-3 -  
Greg Ball Road race / time trial LC4 1:36:32 5
Peter Brooks Road race / time trial LC1 -  
Mark le Flohic Tricycle road race CP div 1/2 46:53  
Tricycle time trial CP div 1/2 10:06.84  
Peter Homann Road race / time trial CP div 4 -  
Andrew Panazzolo Road race / time trial CP div 3 1:20:18 6
Christopher Scott Road race / time trial CP div 4 -  

Men's track cycling (pairs / teams)Edit

Athlete Event Ranking Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Anthony Biddle
Kial Stewart (pilot)
1km time trial tandem B1-3 N/A 1:05.14  
Sprint tandem B1-3 10.800 2 Q   Janowski (FRA)
  Senmartin (FRA)
W 11.160   Janovjak (SVK)
  Petrovic (SVK)
L 1 - 2   Yoshihara (JPN)
  Oki (JPN)
L 1 - 2
4
Kieran Modra
Robert Crowe (pilot)
Individual pursuit tandem B1-3 4:21.45 WR 1 Q N/A   Solem (CAN)
  Cowie (CAN)
W OVL   Mulder (NED)
  Schoots (NED)
W 4:23.87
 
Kieran Modra
David Short (pilot)
1km time trial tandem B1-3 N/A 1:06.94 7
Sprint tandem B1-3 10.771 WR 1 Q   Oshiro (JPN)
  Tanzawa (JPN)
W 2 - 0   Yoshihara (JPN)
  Oki (JPN)
W 2 - 0   Janovjak (SVK)
  Petrovic (SVK)
W W/O
 
Greg Ball
Peter Brooks
Peter Homann
Christopher Scott
Team sprint LC1-4 / CP 3/4 53.310 1 Q N/A   Canada (CAN) W 53.874   United States (USA)
W 53.968
 

Men's track cycling (individual)Edit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Greg Ball 1km time trial LC1-4 N/A 1:07.67 WR  
Peter Brooks 1km time trial LC1-4 N/A 1:10.25 5
Individual pursuit LC1 4:52.81 1 Q   Eibeck (AUT)
W 4:52.48
 
Peter Homann Individual pursuit CP div 4 3:43.32 2 Q   Scott (AUS)
L 3:41.44
 
Andrew Panazzolo 1km time trial CP div 3/4 N/A 1:10.22  
Individual pursuit CP div 3 4:06.52 3 q   Eckhard (ESP)
W 3:58.87
 
Christopher Scott 1km time trial CP div 3/4 N/A 1:11.67 4
Individual pursuit CP div 4 3:35.37 PR 1 Q   Homann (AUS)
W 3:32.96 WR
 

Women's road raceEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Lindy Hou
Toireasa Ryan (pilot)
Tandem road race / time trial B1-3 -  
Lyn Lepore
Janelle Lindsay (pilot)
Tandem road race / time trial B1-3 - 9
Janet Shaw
Kelly McCombie (pilot)
Tandem road race / time trial B1-3 1:57:20  
Claire McLean Time trial LC1-4/CP 3/4 27:39.95  

Women's track cyclingEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Lindy Hou
Janelle Lindsay (pilot)
1km time trial tandem B1-3 N/A 1:11.78  
Sprint tandem B1-3 11.675 WR 1 Q   MacPherson (AUS)
  Lepore (AUS)
W 2 - 0   McGlynn (GBR)
  Hunter (GBR)
W 2 - 0
 
Lyn Lepore
Jenny MacPherson (pilot)
1km time trial tandem B1-3 N/A 1:15.45 6
Sprint tandem B1-3 12.645 4 Q   Hou (AUS)
  Lindsay (AUS)
L 0 - 2   Whitsell (USA)
  Compton (USA)
DNS
4
Janet Shaw
Kelly McCombie
1km time trial tandem B1-3 N/A 1:12.53 4
Claire McLean 1km time trial LC1-4 / CP 3/4 N/A 1:21.95 8

Coaches - Kevin McIntosh (Head), Darryl Benson, Andrew Budge

Officials - Elsa Lepore (Manager), John Beer, Paul Lamond

EquestrianEdit

IndividualEdit

Athlete Event Total
Score Rank
Georgia Bruce Individual championship test grade IV 61.419 14
Individual freestyle test grade IV 67.000 12
Marita Hird Individual championship test grade III 67.520 6
Individual freestyle test grade III 73.389 4
Jan Pike Individual championship test grade I 71.895  
Individual championship test grade I 74.375  
Anne Skinner Individual championship test grade III 61.280 12
Individual freestyle test grade III 68.500 9

Mixed teamEdit

Athlete Event Total
Score Rank
Georgia Bruce
Marita Hird
Jan Pike
Anne Skinner
Mixed team 401.014 6

Coaches - Gillian Rickard (Head), Anne Hall

Officials - Sue Cusack (Manager), Judy Fyfe

JudoEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
round 1
Repechage
round 2
Final/
Bronze medal contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Anthony Clarke 90kg   Cruz Alonso (CUB)
W 1000-0000
  Kretsul (RUS)
L 0000–1000
N/A   Fernández (ESP)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
round 1
Repechage
round 2
Final/
Bronze medal contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Desiree Allan 52kg   Schuetzel (GER)
L 0000–1000
N/A   Vlasova (RUS)
L 0000-1000

Coach - Trevor Kschammer (Head), Lara Sullivan

PowerliftingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Result Rank
Darren Gardiner +100 kg 225.0  
Steve Green 90 kg 175.0 10
Wayne Sharpe 48 kg 125.0 9

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Result Rank
Deahnne McIntyre +82.5 kg 130.0 5

Coaches – Martin Leach (Coach), Michael Farrell

Darren Gardiner originally finished third but was awarded the silver medal after Habibollah Mousavi, gold medallist in +100 kg was disqualified after a positive doping test.

SailingEdit

Australia represented in sailing:
Men - Jamie Dunross, Colin Harrison, Jeff Milligan, Peter Thompson

Coaches – Lachlan Gilbert (Head), Geoff Chambers

Australia failed to win any medals in the two sailing events.[3][26]

ShootingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Ashley Adams Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 598 9 Did not advance
Men's 10m air rifle standing SH1 590 3 Q 102.2 692.2  
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 595 2 Q 102.8 697.8  
Men's 50m rifle three positions SH1 1134 6 Q 97.9 1231.9 5
James Nomarhas Mixed 25m pistol SH1 557 10 Did not advance
Peter Worsley Mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2 583 21 Did not advance
Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 591 23 Did not advance
David Ziebarth Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 591 23 Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Elizabeth Kosmala Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 596 22 Did not advance
Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 381 10 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 579 20 Did not advance
Women's 50m rifle three positions SH1 542 8 Q 89.1 631.1 8

Coaches - Miroslav Sipek(Head), Hans Heiderman Officials - Michelle Fletcher (Manager), Craig Jarvis, Elizabeth Ziebarth

SwimmingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Benoit Austin S8 50m freestyle 28.23 3 Q 28.42  
100m freestyle 1:01.44 PR 1 Q 59.83 WR  
100m butterfly 1:05.79 WR 1 Q 1:06.57  
SM8 200m individual medley N/A 2:32.19  
Daniel Bell S10 50m freestyle 26.54 7 Q 26.62 8
100m freestyle 57.56 7 Q 57.31 7
100m butterfly 59.83 PR 1 Q 59.67  
SB9 100m breaststroke 1:12.10 WR 1 Q 1:11.79  
SM10 200m individual medley 2:25.74 6 Q 2:28.59 7
Sam Bramham S9 100m butterfly 1:04.24 WR 1 Q 1:04.25  
Matthew Cowdrey S9 50m freestyle 27.29 4 Q 26.88  
100m freestyle 58.77 1 Q 58.15 WR  
400m freestyle 4:37.93 5 Q 4:31.80  
100m backstroke 1:09.70 6 Q 1:08.44 6
100m butterfly 1:05.34 3 Q 1:04.24  
SB9 100m breaststroke 1:18.92 13 Did not advance
SM9 200m individual medley 2:26.44 2 Q 2:21.80 WR  
Dale Grant S9 50m freestyle 28.30 14 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:02.90 19 Did not advance
Alex Hadley S7 50m freestyle 31.00 8 Q 31.08 8
100m freestyle 1:07.71 6 Q 1:06.85 5
400m freestyle 5:17.82 6 Q 5:20.77 6
50m butterfly 36.60 7 Q 36.20 8
Alex Harris S7 50m freestyle 30.62 6 Q 30.12 5
100m freestyle 1:06.95 4 Q 1:05.79 4
50m butterfly 37.68 14 Did not advance
SB7 100m breaststroke 1:40.72 10 Did not advance
Matt Levy S8 50m freestyle 29.98 5 Q 30.14 5
100m freestyle 1:05.21 5 Q 1:04.99 5
400m freestyle 5:07.73 8 Q 5:04.64 8
100m backstroke 1:22.49 10 Did not advance
100m butterfly 1:18.32 10 Did not advance
Jeremy McClure S12 400m freestyle 5:12.70 12 Did not advance
100m backstroke 1:07.85 6 Q 1:08.12 6
SB12 100m breaststroke 1:22.69 17 Did not advance
Ricardo Moffatti S8 50m freestyle 29.60 4 Q 29.42 4
100m freestyle 1:03.73 3 Q 1:03.12  
100m butterfly 1:13.72 5 Q 1:13.72 5
Rick Pendleton S10 100m backstroke 1:11.67 13 Did not advance
100m butterfly 1:06.31 11 Did not advance
SB10 100m breaststroke 1:14.98 6 Q 1:14.75 7
SM10 200m individual medley 2:25.34 4 Q 2:22.69 4
Alastair Smales S6 50m freestyle 35.11 12 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:24.23 14 Did not advance
50m butterfly 34.49 4 Q 34.34 5
Rod Welsh S10 50m freestyle 27.49 14 Did not advance
100m freestyle 57.35 6 Q 57.06 6
100m freestyle 1:06.59 1 Q 1:04.55  
SM10 200m individual medley 2:25.09 3 Q 2:22.13  
Daniel Bell
Sam Bramham
Alex Hadley
Ricardo Moffatti
N/A 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (34pts) 4:07.80 2 Q 4:02.04  
Sam Bramham
Matthew Cowdrey
Alex Hadley
Rick Pendleton
N/A 4 × 100 m medley relay (34pts) 4:36.92 4 Q 4:26.25 WR  

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Katerina Bailey S9 100m backstroke 1:23.36 11 Did not advance
100m butterfly 1:17.95 5 Q 1:16.61  
SM9 200m individual medley 2:55.26 8 Q 2:52.28 6
Sarah Bowen S6 50m freestyle 42.43 10 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:30.75 10 Did not advance
100m backstroke 1:42.62 7 Q 1:40.35 7
SB6 100m breaststroke 1:46.20 1 Q 1:41.84 WR  
Lichelle Clarke S8 50m freestyle 35.75 10 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:14.09 6 Q 1:14.51 6
400m freestyle 5:32.39 5 Q 5:22.99  
100m backstroke 1:29.58 6 Q 1:30.35 7
Mandy Drennan S9 100m freestyle 1:09.52 8 Q 1:08.68 5
100m backstroke 1:19.68 7 Q 1:20.59 8
100m butterfly 1:22.56 11 Did not advance
Marayke Jonkers SB3 50m breaststroke 1:02.96 3 Q 1:02.63  
SM4 150m individual medley 3:26.01 4 Q 3:26.90  
Kat Lewis S10 50m freestyle 31.06 4 Q 30.82 5
100m freestyle 1:07.39 7 Q 1:06.70 7
400m freestyle 5:07.47 4 Q 5:03.48 4
100m butterfly 1:20.98 6 Q 1:19.93 5
Hannah MacDougall S10 100m freestyle 1:11.99 13 Did not advance
400m freestyle 5:22.33 10 Did not advance
100m backstroke N/A 1:18.17 4
Katrina Porter S8 100m freestyle 1:20.79 11 Did not advance
400m freestyle 5:34.54 6 Q 5:35.63 7
SB6 100m breaststroke 1:57.79 7 Q 1:56.38 7
Sarah Rose S6 50m freestyle 42.89 12 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:35.00 13 Did not advance
50m butterfly 42.26 3 Q 41.96  
SM6 200m individual medley 3:35.55 6 Q 3:36.28 7
Dianne Saunders S7 50m butterfly 52.32 12 Did not advance
SB7 100m breaststroke 1:46.10 4 Q 1:44.99 4
SM7 200m individual medley 3:48.55 10 Did not advance
Kobie Scott S8 100m backstroke 1:30.09 7 Q 1:30.03 7
100m butterfly 1:28.64 5 Q 1:29.20 7
Jessica Smith S9 50m freestyle 33.12 9 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:12.76 11 Did not advance
100m butterfly 1:23.35 14 Did not advance
Brooke Stockham S8 100m butterfly 1:30.18 7 Q 1:29.47 8
SB8 100m breaststroke 1:34.41 7 Q 1:34.96 7
SM8 200m individual medley 3:09.80 7 Q 3:13.38 8
Prue Watt S13 50m freestyle 29.45 2 Q 28.89  
100m freestyle 1:03.75 2 Q 1:03.30  
400m freestyle N/A 4:49.51  
100m butterfly N/A 1:08.41  
SB13 100m breaststroke N/A 1:23.07  
SM13 200m individual medley N/A 2:34.93  
Stacey Williams S7 50m freestyle 41.18 14 Did not advance
100m freestyle 6:49.12 11 Did not advance
SB7 100m breaststroke 1:49.82 6 Q 1:50.84 6
SM7 200m individual medley 3:40.17 10 Did not advance
Chantel Wolfenden S7 50m freestyle 36.48 5 Q 35.62 5
100m freestyle 1:16.36 3 Q 1:15.09  
400m freestyle 5:22.71 PR 1 Q 5:20.26 PR  
100m backstroke 1:32.58 3 Q 1:29.81  
50m butterfly 40.26 5 Q 38.99 5
SM7 200m individual medley 3:09.97 2 Q 3:10.46  
Kat Lewis
Lichelle Clarke
Chantel Wolfenden
Mandy Drennan
N/A 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (34pts) N/A 4:44.57  
Chantel Wolfenden
Katerina Bailey
Brooke Stockham
Hannah MacDougall
N/A 4 × 100 m medley relay (34pts) N/A 5:25.02  

Coaches - Brendan Keogh (Head), John Beckworth, Peter Bishop, Graeme Carroll, Gwen Godfrey, Paul Simms

Officials - Adam Luscombe (Manager), Zoe Young, Brendan Burkett,

Wheelchair basketballEdit

MenEdit

Before the Athens 2004 wheelchair basketball competition, the men's team, popularly called The Rollers, goal was to improve their fifth place from Sydney. With the help of quality leadership from both staff and senior players they succeeded and won the silver medal playing against Canada.[25]

The silver medal would not have been possible without a great collective effort from the coaches or managerial staff.

Coaching and managerial staffEdit

  • Head Coach: Murray Treseder
  • Assistant: Coach Alan Cox
  • Manager: Kelvin Browner
  • Video Technician/Assistant: Coach Craig Friday
  • Mechanic: Graham Gould
  • Physiotherapist: John Camens
  • Mechanic: Troy Andrews
  • General Assistant in the USA: Rick Browner
  • Basketball Australia and APC office staff

ResultsEdit

Game Match Score Rank
1 Australia vs.   Canada (CAN) 38 - 66 2 Q
2 Australia vs.   Great Britain (GBR) 80 - 59
3 Australia vs.   Italy (ITA) 57 - 52
4 Australia vs.   Brazil (BRA) 66 - 51
5 Australia vs.   France (FRA) 74 - 53
Quarterfinals Australia vs.   Germany (GER) 79 - 60 W
Semifinals Australia vs.   Great Britain (GBR) 64 - 52 W
Gold medal final Australia vs.   Canada (CAN) 53 - 70  

Looking to improve from their loss in the Sydney 2000 Paralympics wheelchair final, the women's Wheelchair basketball team, also called The Gliders, went undefeated through the preliminary rounds beating US, Great Britain and the Netherlands. In the quarterfinal they beat Mexico before they moved on to beat Germany in the semifinals. In the finals, the US awaited. For the second time in as many Paralympic games, The Gliders were unable to overcome US, but won the silver medal. The Gliders team, consisting of a total of 12 women, had seven first time Paralympians so the silver medal was a great accomplishment.[25]

WomenEdit

Coaching staffEdit

  • Head Coach: Garry Hewson
  • Assistant Coach: Darryl Durham
  • Manager: Sonia Healy
  • Mechanic: Michael Dowling

ResultsEdit

Game Match Score Rank
1 Australia vs.   United States (USA) 62 - 61 1 Q
2 Australia vs.   Great Britain (GBR) 63 - 21
3 Australia vs.   Netherlands (NED) 30 - 25
Quarterfinals Australia vs.   Japan (JPN) 70 - 33 W
Semifinals Australia vs.   Canada (CAN) 57 - 40 W
Gold medal final Australia vs.   United States (USA) 44 - 56  

Coaches and officialsEdit

Coaches: Alan Cox, Darryl Durham, Craig Friday, Gerry Hewson, Bernard Treseder.

Officials - Kelvin Browner, Michael Dowling, Sonia Healy (Manager).

Wheelchair rugbyEdit

The men's rugby team didn't win any medals: they were 5th out of 12.

PlayersEdit

ResultsEdit

Game Match Score Rank
1 Australia vs.   New Zealand (NZL) 31 - 41 3 Q
2 Australia vs.   Japan (JPN) 48 - 47
3 Australia vs.   United States (USA) 38 - 49
Quarterfinals Australia vs.   Canada (CAN) 33 - 36 L
Semifinals (5th-8th) Australia vs.   Germany (GER) 44 - 40 W
5th-6th classification Australia vs.   Belgium (BEL) 46 - 43 5

Coaches and officialsEdit

Coaches: Glenn Stephens and Terry Vinyard

Officials: Robert Doidge, Kim Ellwood and Maria Spiller.

Wheelchair tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Anthony Bonaccurso Open Singles   Vazouras (GRE)
W 6-1, 6-0
  Lee (KOR)
W 6–2, 6-3
  Welch (USA)
L 1-6, 3-6
Did not advance
David Hall Open Singles   Diaz (ARG)
W 6-0, 6-1
  Mendez (CHI)
W 6-0, 6-2
  Rydberg (USA)
W 6-0, 6-3
  Kunieda (JPN)
W 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
  Jeremiasz (FRA)
W 6-1, 6-1
  Ammerlaan (NED)
L 2-6, 1-6  
Ben Weekes Open Singles   Victor (RSA)
W 6-1, 6-2
  Ammerlaan (NED)
L 0-6, 0-6
Did not advance
Anthony Bonaccurso
David Hall
Open Doubles N/A   Kruamai (THA) /   Peem Mee (THA)
W 6-1, 6-3
  Welch (USA) /   Greer (USA)
W 6-4, 6-3
  Kunieda (JPN) /   Saida (JPN)
L 6-4, 4-6, 6-7
  Ammerlaan (NED) /   Stuurman (NED)
W 6-4, 6-7, 6-4  

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Daniela Di Toro Open Singles   Fabre (FRA)
W 6–3, 6–1
  Chokyu (CAN)
W 6–1, 6–3
  Forshaw (GBR)
W 7-6, 6-0
  Peters (NED)
L 5-7, 6-4, 3-6
Bronze medal match
  Gravellier (FRA)
W 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

Coaches - Greg Crump (Head)

Officials - Sallee Trewin (Manager)

AdministrationEdit

Headquarters staff - Paul Bird (Chef de Mission), Ken Brown (Assistant Chef de Mission), Nick Dean (Assistant Chef de Mission), Doug Denby (Assistant Chef de Mission), Jason Hellwig (Director of Operations), Natalie Jenkins (Sports Administration Officer), Jacqui Knife (Sports Administration Officer), Richard Mathews (Attache), Stephen Mathews (Manager Security), Tony Naar (Manager Sport), Graeme Watts
Sports Medicine and Sports Science - Syd Bourke (Director Medical), John Camens, Lily Chiu, Liz Cloughessy (Medical Coordinator), Kieran Cusack, Maria Di Michele, Mick Jordan, David Lee, Murray Lydeamore (Welfare Coordinator), Mark MacDonald, Ingrid McKay, Claire Nichols, David Spurrier, Greg Ungerer, Luke Vladich
Media - Graham Cassidy, Katie Hodge, Margaret McDonald, David Lutteral[3][26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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