Australia at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Two athletes from Australia competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, United States. Although this was the third games at which athletes from Australia participated, it was the first time those athletes competed representing the Commonwealth of Australia, which had come into existence at Federation in 1901.

Australia at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia (1903–1908).svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in St. Louis
Competitors2 in 2 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Traditionally, it was believed that either one or two Australians had competed in the games, with neither winning medals.[1][2] However, in 2009 it came to light that Frank Gailey, who later immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen, had not yet done so when he competed in the games. Gailey won 3 silver and one bronze medal in swimming.[2]

AthleticsEdit

Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Corrie Gardner Men's 110 metres hurdles Unknown 4 Did not advance
Field
Athlete Events Final
Distance Rank
Corrie Gardner Men's long jump Unknown Unknown

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Events Final
Result Rank
Francis Gailey Men's 220 yard freestyle 2:46.0  
Men's 440 yard freestyle 6:22.0  
Men's 880 yard freestyle 13:23.4  
Men's 1 mile freestyle 28.54.0  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Titus O'Reily (20 August 2018). A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport. Penguin Books. p. 262. ISBN 9780143793519.
  2. ^ a b Gordon, Harry (28 February 2009). "Unveiled: our lost Olympic champion". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 August 2016.

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