Jacqueline Freney became Australia's most successful Paralympian at a single edition of the Games on Thursday as she claimed a seventh gold medal in London, this time in her favoured 400m S7 event.
Australia's tally surged to 25 gold medals on day nine but it was Freney who stole the limelight as she broke her own world record mark by nearly a second to win in four minutes and 59.02 seconds, ahead of America's Cortney Jordan and Great Britain's Susannah Rodgers.
Liesl Tesch and Daniel Fitzgibbon also sealed gold for Australia in the two-person keelboat (SKUD18) after the final race was cancelled on Thursday due to a lack of wind.
It was an emotional victory for Tesch, a two-time silver medallist in wheelchair basketball, after her mother passed away this week, and was already assured after the Australians finished race seven with an unassailable lead.
Matthew Cowdrey continued his staggering Paralympic Games with a career 12th gold medal coming in the SM9 men's 200m individual medley, just a day after he became Australia's most successful Paralympian.
Cowdrey edged Ukraine's Andriy Kalyna by 0.43s and Italian Federico Morlacchi to clinch his fourth gold medal at the London Games as compatriot Brenden Hall finished sixth.
Australia pulled off a massive upset in the women's wheelchair basketball, dashing the USA's hopes of a third straight gold with a thrilling 40-39 win as the men won through in the same match-up.
The Gliders (women) will take on Germany in the gold medal match after holding off a late surge from the US.
Despite scoring only two points in the last quarter and Amber Merritt missing two free throws in the last minute, Australia clung on after the US closed within a point with 27 seconds to play.
The Rollers (men) emulated the Gliders with a 72-63 semi-final win over the US to set up a final showdown with either Canada or Great Britain.
Justin Eveson led the way with 21 points as captain Brad Ness chimed in with 16 in a match Australia dominated from the outset.
Louise Ellery snatched silver in the women's F32/33/34 shot put with a throw of 5.90m as German Birgit Kober smashed the world record to take gold with a 10.25m throw.
David Nicholas added a bronze to his road cycling time trial gold in the men's C 1-3 road race at Brands Hatch as Italian Roberto Bargna claimed gold and Germany's Steffen Warias bronze.
Thirteen-year-old Maddison Elliott won her fourth medal at the Games with a bronze in the women's S8 100m freestyle.
Andrew Pasterfield won bronze in the men's S10 100m freestyle behind Brazilian duo Andre Brasil and Phelipe Andrews Melo Rodrigues.
Angela Ballard clinched silver for Australia in the women's 200m T53 at the Olympic Stadium with Chinese pair Lisha Huang and Hongzhuan Zhou taking gold and bronze respectively.
Kayla Clarke and Amanda Fowler finished just outside the medals in the women's SB14 100m breaststroke final.
Australia bowed out of the women's table tennis class 6-10 to France at the quarter-final stage, going down 3-2.