Elite athlete Dylan Alcott OAM has had spectacular success, winning gold medals for both wheelchair tennis and basketball.
Kurt Fearnley AO is one of Australia’s most recognised and successful athletes.
Ryley Batt OAM is one of the greatest wheelchair rugby players the world has ever seen. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will be his fifth Paralympic Games.
Swimmer Matt Cowdrey OAM holds the record for the most medals won by an Australian Paralympic athlete with 23 medals in total, 13 of them gold.
This round-up of the final day of the Sydney 2000 Paralympics from New 10 Perth News, broadcast on 29 October 2000, highlights two of the 'golden girls' of the outstanding 2000 Paralympic team.
Today host Karl Stefanovic introduces this profile on the Paralympic sailing dream team of Liesl Tesch AM MP and Daniel Fitzgibbon OAM, after a mention of Matt Cowdre
Skiing champion Michael Milton OAM is Australia’s most successful Winter Paralympic medallist with 11 medals in total, 6 of them gold.
Sydney hosting the Summer Paralympics in 2000 gave Paralympians and parasport a profile they hadn’t previously had in Australia.
Swimming champion Priya Cooper OAM is one of Australia’s most successful Paralympians having won an awe-inspiring 16 medals, 9 of them gold.
Tim Sullivan OAM is an elite Australian athlete with cerebral palsy. As we see here, Sullivan had an incredible Paralympic Games in 2000, winning 5 gold medals.