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Australia’s 1,000th Summer Paralympics medal

A medal at the pool takes Australia’s summer Paralympics total to 1,000. Welsh Government / Llywodraeth Cymru

In keeping with the achievements of all Australian Paralympic medal winners, the 1,000th medal was a team gold medal in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay in a Paralympic record time of 3:50:17.

An APC media release notes:

Led off by Andrew Pasterfield in a time of 52.82, Matthew Levy (1:01.42) and Blake Cochrane (1:00.75) composed the team in the middle legs before Paralympic legend Matthew Cowdrey (55.18) came home over the top of Brazilian Caio Oliveria to win his 10th gold medal and 19th overall.

Matt Cowdrey has four more events to win a gold medal that will establish him as Australia’s leading gold medal winner of all time.