Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Jacqueline Freney becomes Australia’s most succesfull Paralympian by winning her seventh gold medal in the Women’s 400m Freestyle - S7 on London Paralympics

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Jacqueline Freney becomes Australia’s most succesfull Paralympian by winning her seventh gold medal in the Women’s 400m Freestyle - S7 on London Paralympics © • Getty Images

·Australia has claimed 1046 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G346-S364-B336.

·Only United States (2067) and Great Britain (1642) have claimed more medals at the Paralympic Games than Australia (1046).

·Australia (346 gold) is in fourth place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table, only trailing United States (732), Great Britain (562) and Canada (386).

·Sydney 2000 were Australia's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 63 gold medals (S39-B47).

·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.

·Australia hosted the Paralympic Games in 2000 when the event was held in Sydney.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 150 gold, 148 silver and 144 bronze medals.

·Australia are leading the medal table in cycling with 84 medals (G34-S24-B26).

·Australia has won a gold medal in swimming at each of the previous 14 Paralympic Games.

·Swimmer Matthew Cowdrey has won a record 13 gold medals for Australia. His total tally of 23 is also a record for Australia (S7-B3).

·Priya Cooper (swimming), Louise Sauvage (athletics) and Elizabeth Kosmala (shooting, lawn bowls) have won a record equalling nine gold medals among Australian women.

·Swimmer Jacqueline Freney won eight gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, most of all athletes. Brazil's Daniel Dias followed with six gold medals in London, also in swimming.

·In London, swimmer Maddison Elliott became the youngest medallist and youngest gold medallist for Australia at the Paralympic Games at 13 years of age.

·The Australian Paralympic Committee is the rights holding broadcaster of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Australia, whilst Seven Network has acquired a sub-license. More information can be found at the Australian Paralympic Committee's and the Seven Networks' websites.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 346 364 336 1046
2012 32 23 30 85
2008 23 29 27 79
2004 26 39 36 101
2000 63 39 47 149
1996 42 37 27 106
1992 24 27 25 76
1988 23 35 38 96
1984 49 54 51 154
1980 12 21 22 55
1976 16 18 8 42
1972 6 9 10 25
1968 15 16 7 38
1964 12 11 7 30
1960 3 6 1 10
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Jacqueline Freney Swimming 8
Matthew Cowdrey Swimming 5
Ellie Cole Swimming 4
Blake Cochrane Swimming 1
Brenden Hall Swimming 2
Evan O'Hanlon Athletics 2
Katherine Downie Swimming 2
Andrew Harrison Rugby 1
Andrew Pasterfield Swimming 1
Annabelle Williams Swimming 1
Benaiah Newton Rugby 1
Cameron Carr Rugby 1
Carol Cooke Cycling 1
Chris Bond Rugby 1
Cody Meakin Rugby 1
Daniel Fitzgibbon PSA 1
David Nicholas Cycling 1
Felicity Johnson Cycling 1
Greg Smith Rugby 1
Jason Lees Rugby 1
Joann Formosa 1
Joshua Hose Rugby 1
Kelly Cartwright Athletics 1
Kieran Modra Cycling 1
Liesl Tesch Sailing 1
Maddison Elliott Swimming 1
Matt Levy Swimming 1
Matthew Haanappel Swimming 1
Michael Anderson Swimming 1
Michael Auprince Swimming 1
Michael Gallagher Cycling 1
Nazim Erdem Rugby 1
Prue Watt Swimming 1
Richard Colman Athletics 1
Ryan Scott Rubgy 1
Ryley Batt Rugby 1
Scott McPhee Cycling 1
Stephanie Morton Cycling 1
Susan Powell Cycling 1
Todd Hodgetts Athletics 1