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Australia at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Australia at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Antwerp
Competitors13 (12 men, 1 woman) in 4 sports
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

A brother and sister combination swam for Australia, Frank and Lily Beaurepaire.

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MedalistsEdit

AquaticsEdit

DivingEdit

One diver represented Australia in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Beaurepaire finished fourth in her semifinal group in the 10 metre platform, just outside the top three needed to qualify for the final.

Women

Ranks given are within the semifinal group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Lily Beaurepaire 10 m platform 19 147.5 4 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Six swimmers, including one woman, represented Australia in 1920. It was the nation's second independent appearance in the sport. All five of the men were involved in the silver medal-winning relay team, though Kirkland is not credited with a medal by the IOC; he was replaced by Frank Beaurepaire after the semifinals. Beaurepaire won an individual bronze in the 1500 metres; his sister Lily was unable to advance to the finals in either of her events as Australia's sole female swimmer.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Frank Beaurepaire 400 m free 5:42.0 3 q 5:32.8 3 q Did not finish
1500 m free 22:55.0 1 Q 23:02.0 2 Q 23:04.0  
Harry Hay 100 m free 1:06.8 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
400 m free Unknown 4 Did not advance
William Herald 100 m free 1:08.8 2 Q 1:05.8 3 q 1:03.8 4
Keith Kirkland 100 m free 1:08.0 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
400 m free 6:12.2 2 Q Did not finish Did not advance
Ivan Stedman 100 m free 1:04.2 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m breast 3:18.8 2 Q 3:16.0 3 q Unknown 5
Frank Beaurepaire
Harry Hay
William Herald
Ivan Stedman
Keith Kirkland
4 × 200 m free relay N/A 10:23.0 2 Q 10:25.4  
Women
Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Lily Beaurepaire 100 m free Unknown 6 Did not advance
300 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Four athletes represented Australia in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Parker's silver medal in the short racewalk was the nation's first medal since 1900.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sinton Hewitt 10000 m N/A Unknown 10 Did not advance
Marathon N/A 3:03:27.0 30
William Hunt 100 m 11.0 1 Q 11.2 4 Did not advance
200 m 23.5 2 Q 22.4 4 Did not advance
Wilfred Kent-Hughes 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m hurdles N/A 57.2 1 Q 56.9 5 Did not advance
George Parker 3 km walk N/A 13:47.9 2 Q 13:19.6  
10 km walk N/A 47:31.0 3 Q Disqualified

CyclingEdit

Two cyclists represented Australia in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Halpin advanced to the semifinals in the sprint, while King was eliminated in the heats. King also competed in the 50 kilometres, but did not finish.

Track cyclingEdit

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Heats Quarterfinals Repechage semis Repechage final Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gerald Halpin Sprint 12.6 1 Q 12.6 1 Q Qualified directly 15.2 3 Did not advance
Jack King Sprint Unknown 3 Did not advance
50 km N/A Did not finish

TennisEdit

A single tennis player competed for Australia in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Player Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Ronald Thomas Men's singles Bye   Washer (BEL)
L 6–1, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Did not advance 17

ReferencesEdit

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 16 August 2007.
  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • Australian Olympic Committee
  • sports-reference