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Australia at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 18 competitors, 14 men and 4 women, took part in 26 events in 6 sports.[1]

Australia at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Amsterdam
Competitors18 (14 men, 4 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearerBobby Pearce
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Due to economic difficulties, Australia could only afford to send ten athletes to the Games, as the estimated cost of funding was A$720 per athlete. However, other athletes were allowed to compete on the condition that they secure private or community funding. Eight athletes were funded in this way, including Dunc Gray.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • NP = Not placed
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
James Carlton 100 m 11.1 2 Q 11.0 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.8 2 Q 22.0 4 Did not advance
Charles Stuart 400 m 4 Did not advance
800 m 6 N/A Did not advance
William Whyte 5 N/A Did not advance
1500 m 3:59.9 2 Q N/A 4:00.4 9
George Hyde 6 N/A Did not advance
5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Alf Watson 110 m hurdles 3 N/A Did not advance
400 m hurdles 57.8 4 N/A Did not advance
Men
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nick Winter Triple Jump 14.15 12 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Edith Robinson 100 m 2 Q 3 Did not advance
800 m 5 N/A Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Two cyclists, both men, competed for Australia in 1928.

Track cycling

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jack Standen Sprint Unknown 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance 5T
Dunc Gray Time trial N/A 1:15.3  

DivingEdit

Ranks given are within the heat.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Harry Morris 3 m board 40 94.96 8 Did not advance
10 m platform 34 53.42 7 Did not advance

RowingEdit

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bobby Pearce Single sculls 7:55.8 1 Q 7:28.0 1 Q 7:42.8 1 Q 7:01.8 1 Q 7:11.0  

SwimmingEdit

Men

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Boy Charlton 400 m freestyle 5:23.0 2 Q 5:13.6 2 Q 5:03.6  
1500 m freestyle 20:17.4 2 Q 20:57.0 2 Q 20:02.6  
Tom Boast 100 m backstroke 1:17.0 1 Q 4 Did not advance
Women

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bonnie Mealing 100 m backstroke 4 n/a Did not advance
100 m freestyle 1:20.6 3 Did not advance
Edna Davey 4 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 6:12.0 3 Did not advance
Doris Thompson 200 m breaststroke 3:33.6 3 Q 5 Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Freestyle wrestling
Men's
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Arthur Ford Bantamweight   Piguet (SUI)
L
n/a Did not advance 7T
Harry Morris Welterweight n/a   Haavisto (FIN)
L
  Appleton (USA)
L
  Jourlin (FRA)
L
Did not advance 5
Thomas Bolger Middleweight   Kyburz (SUI)
L
  Praeg (RSA)
L
Did not advance 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014.

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