Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Paralympics - Team Aus

As London prepares for the official Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics 2012, we've put together a quick summary of all you need to know about Team Australia!


First Paralympic appearance:
1960

Number of medals won to date:

961

How we ranked at Beijing, 2008:

5th
  - Gold medals
23
  - Silver medals
29
  - Bronze medals
27

Where did we do our best:

Sydney, 2000
Where we ranked:
1st
With how many golds?
63

Total athletes this year:

172

Participating in:
  - Athletics

  - Cycling

  - Equestrian

  - Goalball

  - Powerlifting

  - Rowing

  - Sailing

  - Shooting

  - Swimming

  - Table Tennis

  - Wheelchair Basketball

  - Wheelchair Rugby

  - Wheelchair Tennis


Our Top 5 Athletes to watch:
  • Kelly Cartwright (Athletics)
  • Kurt Fearnley (Athletics)
  • Darren Gardiner (Powerlifting)
  • Matt Cowdrey (Swimming)
  • Ryley Batt (Wheelchair Rugby)

Don't forget to show your support by liking the Australian Paralympic Team Facebook page!