Australasia at the Olympics

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Australasia at the Olympics is a history which includes 2 games in 2 countries and 53 athletes.[1] Since 1908, Australasia (ANZ) has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement". [2]

History[change | edit source]

Australasia's team first competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1]

Australasia was the name of a combined team of athletes from Australia and New Zealand. They competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. When the Olympic Games started up again in 1920 after World War I, the two countries sent separate teams to the Games.

Medalists[change | edit source]

The Australasia team won a total of twelve medals in the two games in which they competed. Most of these were in swimming. One New Zealander won a medal in 1908. Harry Kerr won a bronze in athletics. In 1912, two New Zealanders won medals. Malcolm Champion won a gold in swimming. Tony Wilding won a bronze in tennis. All other medalists for Australasia were Australians.

Medal Name Games Sport Event
11 Gold Australia national team 1908 London Rugby union Men's competition
22 Silver Baker, ReginaldReginald Baker 1908 London Boxing Men's middleweight
22 Silver Beaurepaire, FrankFrank Beaurepaire 1908 London Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
33 Bronze Kerr, HarryHarry Kerr 1908 London Athletics Men's 3500 m walk
33 Bronze Beaurepaire, FrankFrank Beaurepaire 1908 London Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
11 Gold Durack, FannyFanny Durack 1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
11 Gold Healy, CecilCecil Healy
Malcolm Champion
Leslie Boardman
Harold Hardwick
1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 4×200 m freestyle relay
22 Silver Healy, CecilCecil Healy 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle
22 Silver Wylie, MinaMina Wylie 1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
33 Bronze Hardwick, HaroldHarold Hardwick 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
33 Bronze Hardwick, HaroldHarold Hardwick 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
33 Bronze Wilding, TonyTony Wilding 1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's indoor singles

Medals by Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 London 1 2 2 5
1912 Stockholm 2 2 3 7
Total 3 4 5 12

Medals by sport[change | edit source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 2 3 3 8
Rugby 1 0 0 1
Boxing 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Total 3 4 5 12

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Australasia"; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-27.

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