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Paralympic glory: Our gold medal champions

Our paralympic champions are dominating in the London 2012 Games.
Kelly Cartwright

Tallying up a grand total of 32 gold medals, our Paralympic champions have put on an incredible performance in London and are being praised as Australia’s best ever Paralympic team.

Our athletes are doing Australia proud, smashing world records and personal bests daily and contributing to our impressive medal tally.

The Aussies are set to finish in fifth place with an outstanding total of 83 medals.

Here, we celebrate our Paralympic heroes. Meet the gold medal winning stars of the team.

Go Aussie!

Our women’s relay team set a new world record taking gold in the 4x100m.

Katherine Downey, Maddison Elliot and Ellie Cole cheer on teammate Jacqui Freney.

Richard Colman won the 800m final.

Kelly Cartwright won gold in the women’s long jump.

Swimmer Jacqui Freney is currently leading the medal tally overall with six golds!

Jacqui also picked up golds in backstroke, freestyle and butterfly.

Swimmer Matthew Cowdrey is now our most successful Paralympian ever.

Brenden Hall took gold in the men’s 400m freestyle.

Ellie Cole from the relay squad scored an individual gold medal in 100m backstroke.

Carol Cooke won gold in the mixed individual time trials.

Prue Watt couldn’t be happier with her gold in 100m breaststroke.

Kieran Modra and Scott McPhee won their tandem pursuit in the cycling on day one.

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Joann Formosa picked up Australia’s first equestrian gold since 2000.

David Nicholas claimed gold in the men’s individual time trial.

Michael Gallagher got the gold in the men’s individual pursuit.

Susan Powell set a world record and picked up Australia’s first gold medal on day one.

Tasmanian Todd Hodgetts won gold in shot put, throwing a new world record.

The men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team matched the girls’ gold.

Our wheelchair rugby team won Australia’s first ever gold in the sport.

Felicity Johnson and Stephanie Morton took gold in the tandem pursuit.

Evan O’Hanlon smashed his previous world record running the 100m in 10.79 seconds.

Brenden Hall smashed his own world record in the men’s 400m freestyle.

Swimmer Blake Cochrane set another world record in 100m breaststroke.

Cyclist David Nicholas won gold in his time trial.

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