Australasia at the Olympics

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Australasia at the
Olympics
Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg
Australasian Olympic Flag
IOC code ANZ
Medals
Gold
3
Silver
4
Bronze
5
Total
12
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Australia (1896–1904, 1920–)
 New Zealand (1920–)

Australasia was a combined team of athletes from Australia and the Dominion of New Zealand that competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. When the Olympic Games resumed in 1920 after World War I, the two nations sent separate teams to the Games, and have done so ever since.

Medal tables

Medals by Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
United Kingdom 1908 London 32 1 2 2 5
Sweden 1912 Stockholm 26 2 2 3 7
Total 3 4 5 12

Medals by sport

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

List of medalists

The Australasia team won a total of twelve medals in the two Olympiads in which they competed, mostly in swimming. One New Zealander won a medal in 1908 (Harry Kerr a bronze in athletics[1]), and two New Zealanders (Malcolm Champion a gold in swimming,[2] Anthony Wilding a bronze in tennis[3]) won medals in 1912; all other medalists for Australasia were Australians.

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Australia national team1 United Kingdom 1908 London Rugby union Men's competition
 Silver Snowy Baker United Kingdom 1908 London Boxing Men's middleweight
 Silver Frank Beaurepaire United Kingdom 1908 London Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
 Bronze Harry Kerr United Kingdom 1908 London Athletics Men's 3500 m walk
 Bronze Frank Beaurepaire United Kingdom 1908 London Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
 Gold Fanny Durack Sweden 1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
 Gold Cecil Healy
Malcolm Champion
Leslie Boardman
Harold Hardwick
Sweden 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
 Silver Cecil Healy Sweden 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle
 Silver Mina Wylie Sweden 1912 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
 Bronze Harold Hardwick Sweden 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
 Bronze Harold Hardwick Sweden 1912 Stockholm Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
 Bronze Anthony Wilding Sweden 1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's indoor singles
1 Rugby players who competed at the 1908 Games: Phil Carmichael, Charles Russell, Daniel Carroll, Jack Hickey, Frank Smith, Chris McKivat, Arthur McCabe, Thomas Griffen, Jumbo Barnett, Patrick McCue, Sydney Middleton, Tom Richards, Malcolm McArthur, Charles McMurtrie, Robert Craig

References

  1. ^ "Harry Kerr". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Malcolm Champion". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Wilding". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

External links

  • "Results and Medalists — Australasia". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Australasia". Sports-Reference.com. 
  • Medal Count for ANZ at DatabaseOlympics.com
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