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Australasia at the Olympics

Australasia was a combined team of athletes from Australia and the Dominion of New Zealand that competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. When the Olympic Games resumed in 1920 after World War I, the two nations sent separate teams to the Games, and have done so ever since.

Australasia at the
Olympics
Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg
Australasian Olympic Flag
IOC codeANZ
Medals
Gold
3
Silver
4
Bronze
5
Total
12
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Australia (1896–1904, 1920–)
 New Zealand (1920–)

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
  1908 London 32 1 2 2 5
  1912 Stockholm 26 2 2 3 7
Total 3 4 5 12

Medals by sportEdit

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

List of medalistsEdit

The Australasia team won a total of twelve medals in the two Olympiads in which they competed, mostly in swimming. One New Zealander won a medal in 1908 (Harry Kerr a bronze in athletics[1]), and two New Zealanders (Malcolm Champion a gold in swimming,[2] Anthony Wilding a bronze in tennis[3]) won medals in 1912; all other medalists for Australasia were Australians.

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Australia national team1   1908 London Rugby union Men's competition
  Silver Snowy Baker   1908 London Boxing Men's middleweight
  Silver Frank Beaurepaire   1908 London Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
  Bronze Harry Kerr   1908 London Athletics Men's 3500 m walk
  Bronze Frank Beaurepaire   1908 London Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
  Gold Fanny Durack   1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
  Gold Cecil Healy
Malcolm Champion
Leslie Boardman
Harold Hardwick
  1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
  Silver Cecil Healy   1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle
  Silver Mina Wylie   1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
  Bronze Harold Hardwick   1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
  Bronze Harold Hardwick   1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
  Bronze Anthony Wilding   1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's indoor singles
1 Rugby players who competed at the 1908 Games: Phil Carmichael, Charles Russell, Daniel Carroll, Jack Hickey, Frank Smith, Chris McKivat, Arthur McCabe, Thomas Griffen, Jumbo Barnett, Patrick McCue, Sydney Middleton, Tom Richards, Malcolm McArthur, Charles McMurtrie, Robert Craig

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harry Kerr". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Malcolm Champion". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Anthony Wilding". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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