Historical Summer Team Trivia

Most Games (6 Summer Olympic Games)

James Tomkins (rowing)
1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 (Opening Flag Bearer)
Colin Beashel (sailing)
1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 (Opening Flag Bearer)
Andrew Hoy (equestrian)
1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 (Opening Flag Bearer), 2000, 2004  

Most Medals (Summer)

Ian Thorpe (swimming)
9 Olympic medals: 5 gold (2000 x 3, 2004 x 2), 3 silver (2000 x 2, 2004 x 1), 1 bronze (2004 x 1)

Top Australian Olympic Medal Winners

Ian Thorpe (swimming) 9 medals - 5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
Dawn Fraser (swimming) 8 medals - 4 gold, 4 silver
Leisel Jones (swimming) 8 medals - 3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze
Petria Thomas (swimming) 8 medals - 3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze
Susie O’Neill (swimming) 8 medals - 2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze
Grant Hackett (swimming) 7 medals - 3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
Shirley Strickland (athletics) 7 medals - 3 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
Murray Rose (swimming) 6 medals - 4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
Lisbeth Trickett (swimming) 6 medals - 3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
Michael Klim (swimming) 6 medals - 2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
Frank Beaurepaire (swimming) 6 medals - 3 silver, 3 bronze
Shane Gould (swimming) 5 medals - 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton (swimming) 5 medals - 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
Bradley McGee (cycling) 5 medals - 5 medals - 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze

Top Gold Medal Winners

Ian Thorpe (swimming) 5 gold
Dawn Fraser (swimming) 4 gold
Murray Rose (swimming) 4 gold
Betty Cuthbert (athletics) 4 gold

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Most Gold Medals At A Single Games

Stephanie Rice (swimming) 3 gold - Beijing2008
Jodie Henry (swimming) 3 gold - Athens 2004
Petria Thomas (swimming) 3 gold - Athens 2004
Ian Thorpe (swimming) 3 gold - Sydney 2000
Shane Gould (swimming) 3 gold - Munich 1972
Betty Cuthbert (athletics) 3 gold - Melbourne 1956
Murray Rose (swimming) 3 gold - Melbourne 1956

Most Medals At A Single Games

Ian Thorpe (swimming) 5 medals - 3 gold, 2 silver - Sydney 2000
Shane Gould (swimming) 5 medals - 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze - Munich 1972
Petria Thomas (swimming) 4 medals - 3 gold, 1 silver - Athens 2004
Michael Klim (swimming) 4 medals - 2 gold, 2 silver - Sydney 2000
Ian Thorpe (swimming) 4 medals - 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze - Athens 2004
Lisbeth Trickett (swimming) 4 medals - 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze - Beijing 2008
Michael Wendern (swimming) 4 medals - 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze - Mexico 1968
Susan O'Neill (swimming) 4 medals - 1 gold, 3 silver - Sydney 2000
Francis Gailey (swimming) 4 medals - 3 silver, 1 bronze - St Louis 1904**

**Gailey was incorrectly recorded as representing the United States up until February 2009.

Triple Gold Medals At Different Games In The Same Event

Dawn Fraser (swimming) - 1956, 1960, 1964 (100m freestyle) **
Andrew Hoy (equestrian) - 1992, 1996, 2000 (3-day event) **
Rechelle Hawkes (hockey) - 1988, 1996, 2000 (women’s hockey)

** Consecutive Olympic Games

Back-To-Back Gold Medallists

In Australia’s Olympic Games history, 27 Australians have won back-to-back gold medals in the same event, in both individual and team events.

Henry 'Bobby' Pearce (rowing - single scull 1928 & 1932)
Shirley Strickland (athletics - 80m hurdles 1952 & 1956)
Dawn Fraser (swimming - 100m freestyle 1956, 1960 & 1964 [twice])
Murray Rose (swimming - 400m freestyle 1956 & 1960)
David Thiele (swimming - 100m backstroke 1956 & 1960)
Nicholas Green (rowing - coxless four 1992 & 1996)
Michael McKay (rowing - coxless four 1992 & 1996)
Kieren Perkins (swimming - 1500m freestyle 1992 & 1996)
Andrew Hoy (equestrian - team eventing 1992, 1996 & 2000 [twice])
Gillian Rolton (equestrian - team eventing 1992 & 1996)
James Tomkins (rowing - coxless four 1992 & 1996)
Michael Diamond (shooting - trap 1996 & 2000)
Phillip Dutton (equestrian - team eventing 1996 & 2000)
Alyson Annan (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Lisa Carruthers (nee Powell) (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Renita Garard (nee Farrell) (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Juliet Haslam (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Rechelle Hawkes (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Clover Maitland (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Jennifer Morris (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Katrina Powell (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Kate Starre (hockey - team 1996 & 2000)
Grant Hackett (swimming - 1500m freestyle 2000 & 2004)
Ian Thorpe (swimming - 400m freestyle 2000 & 2004)
Drew Ginn (rowing - coxless pair 2004 & 2008)
Leisel Jones (swimming - medley relay 2004 & 2008)
Jessicah Schipper (swimming - medley relay 2004 & 2008)

Oldest Gold Medallist

Bill Northam (yachting - 5.5 Class) - 59 years 26 days (Tokyo 1964)

Youngest Gold Medallist

Sandra Morgan (swimming - 4x100m freestyle) - 14 years 6 months (Melbourne 1956)

Australia’s First Ever Gold Medallist

Edwin Flack (athletics) – 2 gold (800m, 1500m) & 1 bronze (tennis doubles), Athens 1896

Australia’s First Female Gold Medallist

Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (swimming) – 1 gold (100m freestyle), Stockholm 1912

Australia’s Best Ever Medal Tally

Sydney 2000 - 58 Olympic medals (16 gold, 25 silver, 17 bronze)

Australia's Best Ever Away Games Medal Tally

Athens 2004 - 49 Olympic medals (17 gold, 16 silver, 16 bronze)

Australia’s Best Ever Gold Medal Tally

Athens 2004 - 17 gold medals 

Australia's Largest Olympic Team

Home Games: Sydney 2000 - 632 athletes

Away Games: Athens 2004 – 482 athletes
(third largest team at the Games behind host nation Greece and the USA)

Australia's First Olympian

Summer: Edwin Flack (1896 Athens - athletics and tennis)

Athletes Who Have Competed In Two Or More Sports At The Games (13). Athletes In Two Sports At Same Games (6) in bold.

Edwin Flack - Athletics 1896, Tennis 1896
Reginald “Snowy” Baker - Diving 1908, Boxing 1908, Swimming 1908
Sydney Middleton - Rugby 1908, Rowing 1912
Lily Beaurepaire - Diving 1920, Swimming 1920
Harry Morris - Diving 1928, Wrestling 1928
Neville Sayers - Modern Pentathlon 1956, 1960, Shooting 1960
Duncan Page - Fencing 1964, Modern Pentathlon 1964, 1968
Peter Macken - Fencing 1968, Modern Pentathlon 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 
Donna Kite - Athletics 1984, Cycling Road 1988
Paul Narracott - Athletics 1984, Bobsleigh 1992
Fiona Hannan - Basketball 1996, Handball 2000
Nova Peris - Hockey 1996, Athletics 2000
Alexandra Croak - Gymnastics 2000, Diving 2008

Other Facts

Australia has won 458 Olympic medals (Summer and Winter)
140 gold, 145 silver, 173 bronze

Australia has won 449 Summer Olympic medals
135 gold, 144 silver, 170 bronze

Australia has won 9 Olympic Winter medals
5 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze

Australia and Greece are the only two nations to have participated at every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era.