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Australia at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 32 competitors, 28 men and 4 women, took part in 26 events in 7 sports.[1] Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Australia at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Berlin
Competitors32 (28 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerDunc Gray
Medals
Ranked 30th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Contents

MedalistEdit

The following Australian competitor won a medal at the games.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Bronze Jack Metcalfe Athletics Men's triple jump 6 August 1936

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gerald Backhouse 800 m 1:57.7 1 Q 1:53.2 2 Q 8
1500 m 7 Did not advance
Alf Watson 110 m hurdles 15.1 4 Did not advance
400 m hurdles 54.5 3 Did not advance
Men
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Jack Metcalfe high jump 1.85 1T Q 1.85 12
triple jump Q 15.50  
Basil Dickinson Q 14.48 16
Women
Field Events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Doris Carter high jump 1.55 6T

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Henry Cooper flyweight   Sobkowiak (POL)
L KO2
Did not advance
Leonard Cook welterweight   Pisarski (POL)
W PTS
  Suvio (FIN)
L PTS
Did not advance
Leslie Harley light heavyweight   van Bueren (SUI)
W PTS
  Havelka (TCH)
L PTS
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Men
Road race
Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Tassy Johnson Road race 2:33:08 16T
Chris Wheeler Unknown
Track

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round First repechage Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dunc Gray Sprint 2 13.0 1 Q 12.2 1 Q 2 Did not advance 5
Tassy Johnson Time trial n/a 1:15.8 11

DivingEdit

Diver Event Final
Points Rank
Ron Masters 3 m springboard 115.72 14
10 m platform 86.95 15

RowingEdit

Australia had 12 rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1936.[2]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event First round Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cecil Pearce Single sculls 7:27.0 4 r 7:33.2 2 Did not advance
Bill Dixon
Herb Turner
Double sculls 6:55.6 4 N/A 7:58.8 1 7:45.1 6
Len Einsaar
Joe Gould
Mervyn Wood
Walter Jordan
George Elias
Wal Mackney
William Cross
Don Ferguson
Norman Ella
Eight 4 r N/A 6:55.1 2 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bill Kendall 100 m freestyle 1:01.0 3 q 59.9 5 Did not advance
Percy Oliver 100 m backstroke 1:10.2 2 Q 1:09.4 3 Q 1:10.7 7
Women

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Evelyn de Lacy 400 m freestyle 5:51.9 5 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 1:08.5 2 Q 1:10.0 5 Did not advance
Kitty Mackay 1:13.8 5 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:24.6 5 Did not advance
Pat Norton 1:22.3 3 Q 1:21.9 6 Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Freestyle wrestling
Men's
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dick Garrard lightweight   Romagnoli (ITA)
L
  Kárpáti (HUN)
L
Did not advance
John O'Hara welterweight   Paar (GER)
L
  Samec (TCH)
W
  Andersson (SWE)
L
Did not advance
Eddie Scarf light heavyweight   Beke (BEL)
W
  Prokop (TCH)
L
  Siebert (GER)
L
Did not advance 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Australia Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 May 2018.