Stan Kosmala

Stan Kosmala (born 19 February 1950)[1] is an Australian Paralympic competitor, who has competed in athletics, wheelchair basketball, lawn bowls and shooting. Born in Germany,[1] he contracted polio at the age of two.[2] He is married to Paralympic shooter Libby Kosmala, whom he met through wheelchair sport,[3] and has two sons and two grandchildren.[4][5]

Stan Kosmala
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born19 February 1950
Medal record

He participated in the 1976 Toronto Games in athletics events, and also as a member of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team.[6][7] He won a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Games in lawn bowls in the Men's Pairs 2–6 event with Roy Fowler.[6] At the 2000 Sydney Games, he came ninth just behind his wife in the preliminary round of the Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1- event, and did not make the final.[6][8]


  1. ^ a b "Australian Media Guide : 2000 Paralympic Games" (PDF). Clearinghouse for Sport. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Libby Kosmala interviewed by Nikki Henningham". Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  3. ^ Turner, Matt (11 January 2012). "Out with a bang: Kosmala aiming for London". News Review Messenger. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Libby Kosmala". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Grandma Libby Guns for Gold". International Paralympic Committee. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand. "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960–1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Results for 2000 Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1- event". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 April 2012.