Australasia at the Olympics

Combined team of Australia and New Zealand in 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games

Australasia at the Olympics is a history which includes 2 games in 2 countries and 53 athletes.[1] Since 1908, Australasia (ANZ) has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement". [2]

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–)

HistoryEdit

Australasia's team first competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1]

Australasia was the name of a combined team of athletes from Australia and New Zealand. They competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. When the Olympic Games started up again in 1920 after World War I, the two countries sent separate teams to the Games.

MedalistsEdit

The Australasia team won a total of twelve medals in the two games in which they competed. Most of these were in swimming. One New Zealander won a medal in 1908. Harry Kerr won a bronze in athletics. In 1912, two New Zealanders won medals. Malcolm Champion won a gold in swimming. Tony Wilding won a bronze in tennis. All other medalists for Australasia were Australians.

Medal Name Games Sport Event
1  Gold Australia national team 1908 London Rugby union Men's competition
2  Silver Reginald Baker 1908 London Boxing Men's middleweight
2  Silver Frank Beaurepaire 1908 London Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
3  Bronze Harry Kerr 1908 London Athletics Men's 3500 m walk
3  Bronze Frank Beaurepaire 1908 London Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
1  Gold Fanny Durack 1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
1  Gold Cecil Healy
Malcolm Champion
Leslie Boardman
Harold Hardwick
1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 4×200 m freestyle relay
2  Silver Cecil Healy 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle
2  Silver Mina Wylie 1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
3  Bronze Harold Hardwick 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
3  Bronze Harold Hardwick 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
3  Bronze Tony Wilding 1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's indoor singles

Medals by GamesEdit

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

Medals by sportEdit

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

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Australasia" Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-27.

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