How many medals does Matt Cowdrey have?

How many medals does Matt Cowdrey have?

Cowdrey’s record of accomplishments is likely to stand the test of time for years to come. In addition to his 23 Paralympic medals (13 gold, seven silver, three bronze), he won 21 medals at three World Championships (16 gold, three silver, two bronze), and broke dozens of world records – his first at just 13.

Which Australian has won the most Paralympic medals?

Competing at every Paralympics since 2008, Cole has picked up six gold medals (all in London and Rio), five silver and six bronze medals. Fellow swimmers Matt Cowdrey (23 medals) and Kingsley Bugarin (19 medals) are the only Australians with more Paralympic medals.

Who is Australia’s most successful Paralympian?

In Paralympic sport, Australia has been most successful in Athletics. Greg Smith gives the crowd a “thumbs up” after winning gold at the 800 m T52 final at the 2000 Summer Paralympic Games, in Sydney on Day 04….Medal Table.

Games 1960 Rome
Gold 3
Silver 6
Bronze 1
Flag Bearer Opening Kevin Betts

Where did matt Cowdrey grow up?

He took up swimming at age five in Adelaide, SA, Australia and began competing at age eight. His parents introduced him to swimming lessons so he would be safe in the family pool.

How did Matthew Cowdrey lose his arm?

Cowdrey was born on 22 December 1988 with part of his arm missing due to a congenital amputation. He attended Endeavour College and played basketball when he was younger.

Which Paralympian has won the most medals ever?

Trischa Zorn-Hudson
With seven Paralympic Games appearances, Trischa Zorn-Hudson is the most decorated Paralympic athlete of all time with 55 medals (41 gold, 9 silver, 5 bronze).

Who is the most successful Paralympian?

Most gold medals over career

No. Athlete Gold
1 Trischa Zorn 41
2 Ragnhild Myklebust 22
3 Béatrice Hess 20
4 Reinhild Moeller 19

Who is the greatest Paralympian of all time?

Jessica Long, the most decorated active Paralympian, exceeded even her own expectations over an eight-day stint at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

Who is the greatest Paralympian?

Trischa Zorn
Most gold medals over career

No. Athlete Years
1 Trischa Zorn 1980–2004
2 Ragnhild Myklebust 1988–2002
3 Béatrice Hess 1984–2004
4 Reinhild Moeller 1980–2006

What is Sophie pascoes best stroke?

Pascoe won silver medals in the 50 m freestyle (S10), 100 m backstroke (S10), and 100 m breaststroke (SB9).

Which country is best at Paralympics?

The United States
The United States has been the top-ranking (medals) nation for eight Paralympic Summer Games: 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996. China have been the top-ranking nation for the fifth most recent Games, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Who is the most decorated British Paralympian?

Sarah Storey’s
Sarah Storey’s seventeen Paralympic gold medals make her the most successful British Paralympian of all time eclipsing the previous record of 16 held by swimmer Mike Kenny. She has won an incredible 28 Paralympic medals at eight games.

When did Matt Cowdrey become a Paralympian?

Cowdrey competed at the 2004 Paralympic Games, 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2008 Paralympic Games, 2010 Commonwealth Games, and the 2012 Paralympic Games. After the 2012 London Games, he is the most successful Australian Paralympian, having won thirteen Paralympic gold medals and twenty three Paralympic medals in total.

How old was Matt Cowdrey when he started swimming?

Cowdrey started swimming when he was five years old, and doing so competitively soon after in 1994. He broke his first Australian open record when he was eleven years old, and set his first world record at the age of thirteen.

Who is the most successful Paralympian in Australia?

Cowdrey enters retirement as the most successful Australian Paralympian in history, having won a total of 23 Paralympic medals including 13 gold. “It has been an absolute privilege to watch Matthew develop from the quiet 15-year-old kid who competed at his first Paralympics in 2004, into one of the greats of Australian Paralympic sport.

What did Matt Cowdrey do at the Commonwealth Games?

Cowdrey competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Victoria, where he set two world records and won gold medals in the 50-metre freestyle and 100-metre freestyle events. He was Australia’s only male non-relay individual swimming gold medalist in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.