On the foreshores of the Sydney Opera House on Monday, the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) announced the team that will represent Australia at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens.
Sailing will be represented by:
Jamie DUNROSS (WA) - Three person keelboat - Sonar
Colin HARRISON (WA) - Three person keelboat - Sonar
Jeffrey MILLIGAN (WA) - Three person keelboat - Sonar
Peter THOMPSON (ACT) - Single-person keelboat - 2.4mR
Jamie DUNROSS, who will skipper the Australian Sonar team in Athens, was part of Noel ROBINS' gold medal winning crew from the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.
Colin HARRISON and Jeff MILLIGAN under the guidance of Noel ROBINS placed fifth at the IFDS World Championships in 2002, qualifying Australia for the 2004 Paralympics. Harrison and Milligan will compete in Athens from 17th-28th September, at their first Paralympic Games.
Peter THOMPSON takes on the 2.4mR class again. Thompson was part of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic team, narrowly missing a medal after a starting line mishap in the last race.
"The team comprises 143 of the best athletes from around Australia..the APC is confident it has selected the best Australian Team to carry on our status as one of the power house nations in the world in Paralympic Sport"
the APC announced.
Another announcement delivered great news for the future of the Paralympic athletes and the APC.
Scott GRANT, Divisional General Manger, Marketing, at Toyota Australia announced its $1.25 million sponsorship of the Australian Paralympic Team. This five-year deal sees Toyota become the largest car sponsorship of any national paralympic team in the world.
Visit the APC website for a full list of the Paralympic Team and more information via the link below.