In September 2006, Stephen's gold medal in speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics was listed at #28 in TV Week's 'Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television' list.
Stephen's accidental win at the 2002 Winter Olympics has coined the Aussie phrase 'Doing a Bradbury' - which describes an accidental win.
At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Stephen won Australia's first-ever gold medal for the 1000m speed skating event. All the competitors in front of him fell over, leaving him to cross the finishing line the winner.
Stephen (on making the Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television for gold medal win in 2002): It's an honour to be considered one of the most memorable sporting moments. I'm still surprised about the reaction it received. It had all the elements that make for good sporting TV - the crash, the Aussie underdog coming from behind to win, plus it was our first-ever Winter Olympics gold medal.