Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
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.