Kosmala named for 12th Paralympic Games

Australian Shooting have announced six atheltes to represent at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Australian Shooting have today named six athletes to represent at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in September. South Australian Libby Kosmala will attend her 12th Paralympic Games and will not only be the oldest member of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team but also the oldest athlete to compete at the Rio Games.

Libby has had a stunning career winning nine gold and three silver medals in shooting and a Bronze in 1972 for swimming and is still performing well internationally. Libby Kosmala is one of Australia’s most accomplished athletes and is looking forward to returning to the Paralympics after announcing her retirement following the London Games.

 “It feels great to be selected to my 12th Games. I still have that fire in my belly, I still love competition,” she said.

 “The Australian Paralympic shooting team is more professional than ever and ready to take on the world in many shooting events.  At the Rio Games, I along with the rest of the team will be aiming for gold.”

Australia has won 25 medals in shooting at the Paralympic Games – 15 gold, seven silver and three bronze – since it was introduced at the Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games, with Kosmala winning the country’s first gold in the Mixed 2-5 Rifle class in Toronto.