Media Release by Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Australia adds to growing medal haul

Joint Media Release with:

  • JENNY MACKLIN MP Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Minister for Disability Reform
  • SENATOR KATE LUNDY Minister for Sport, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation

Australia picked up two gold, three silver and three bronze medals on day 10 of the Games to boost our medal tally to an impressive 82 medals.

On the final day of the swim meet, Prue Watts raced to victory in the 100m breaststroke SB13 final to secure her first Paralympic gold medal.

Our men’s 4x100m medley relay team landed a podium finish, picking up bronze in the race behind China who set a world record time to snatch gold.

Continuing Australia’s successful athletics campaign, Evan O’Hanlon delivered a perfect performance to race away with gold in the 200m T38 final and complete his perfect run at the London Games – two gold and two world records from two events.

On the track, Australia bagged another two silver medals with Angela Ballard taking out second in the women’s 400m T53 final and up-and-coming talent Rheed McCracken securing the number two spot in the men’s 100m T34 final.

Our men’s 4x100m relay team claimed a podium finish with bronze medal in the finals race and Australia’s Georgia Beikoff landed bronze in the women’s F37/38 javelin throw.

The Aussie Rollers went down to Canada 64 – 58 in a tough gold medal match to take home silver in the men’s wheelchair basketball.

Australia will have an opportunity even the score tomorrow night when the Steelers take on Canada in the men’s wheelchair rugby gold medal clash.