Australasia at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Australasia at the Olympic Games

Australasian Olympic Flag
IOC code   ANZ
At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
Competitors 26 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Malcolm Champion
Medals
Rank: 12
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Other related appearances
Australia (1896–1904, 1920–)
New Zealand (1920–)

Australasia was the name of a combined team at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, consisting of 26 athletes from Australia and New Zealand. The combined team had also competed at the 1908 Games, but Australia and New Zealand would send separate teams to the next Games in 1920.

There were three New Zealanders in the 1912 team; Malcolm Champion, Tony Wilding and George Hill. Wilding won a bronze medal in the men's indoor singles event, and Champion won a gold medal as part of the swimming relay team.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results by sport[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Nine athletes competed for Australasia at the 1912 Games. The team finished with six medals, two of each color, as well as one world record and an additional Olympic record at the end of the Games.

Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, the two women who swam for Australasia, finished first and second in the only women's individual event, the 100 metres freestyle. Durack set a new Olympic record in the quarterfinals, which held throughout the rest of the competition.

The men's freestyle relay team earned the gold medal, breaking the world record of 10:26.4 (itself being newly set after the Americans broke the 10:53.4 set by the British team at the 1908 Summer Olympics) swam by the United States team in the first semifinal by swimming 12.4 seconds faster in the second final. The Australasia team dropped the world record in that event a further 2.8 seconds in the final.

Harold Hardwick and Cecil Healy each briefly took the Olympic record in the men's 400 meters freestyle heats, with the pair finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the final. Hardwick took another bronze medal in the 1500 free, while Healy took silver in the 100 free.

Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Leslie Boardman 100 m freestyle 1:06:0 6 1:05.4 7 Did not advance
Malcolm Champion 400 m freestyle 5:37.0 5 5:38.0 6 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 23:34.0 7 23:24.2 6 Did not finish
Fanny Durack 100 m freestyle 1:19.8 OR 1 1:20.2 1 1:22.2 1
Harold Hardwick 100 m freestyle 1:05.8 5 1:06.0 8 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 5:36.0 OR 3 5:31.0 3 5:31.2 3
1500 m freestyle 23:23.2 6 23:14.0 4 23:15.4 3
Cecil Healy 100 m freestyle 1:05:2 3 1:04.8 5 1:05.6 3 1:04.6 2
400 m freestyle 5:34.0 OR 1 5:37.8 5 5:37.8 4
William Longworth 100 m freestyle 1:05.2 3 1:05.2 6 1:06.2 5 Did not start
1500 m freestyle 23:03.6 3 Did not start Did not advance
Frank Schryver 200 m breaststroke 3:24.0 17 Did not advance
400 m breaststroke 7:07.8 10 Did not advance
Theodore Tartakover 100 m freestyle 1:12.2  ? Did not advance
400 m freestyle Did not finish Did not advance
Mina Wylie 100 m freestyle 1:26.8 6 1:27.0 3 1:25.4 2
Leslie Boardman
Malcolm Champion
Harold Hardwick
Cecil Healy
4x200 m freestyle relay 10:14.0 WR 1 10:11.2 WR 1

Athletics[edit]

Five athletes competed for Australasia at the 1912 Games.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
George Hill 5000 m 15:56.8  ? Did not advance
10000 m Did not finish Did not advance
William Murray 10 km walk Disqualified Did not advance
Stuart Poulter Marathon Did not finish
Claude Ross 400 m  ?  ? Did not advance
William Stewart 100 m 11.0  ?  ?  ? Did not advance
200 m 26.0  ? Did not finish Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Ten athletes competed for Australasia at the 1912 Games.

Rower Cox Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cecil McVilly Single sculls Disqualified Did not advance
John Ryrie
Simon Fraser
Hugh Ward
Thomas Parker
Henry Hauenstein
Sydney Middleton
Harry Ross-Boden
Roger Fitzhardinge
Robert Waley Eights 6:57.0  ?  ?  ? Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

One athlete competed for Australasia at the 1912 Games. Anthony Wilding competed only in the indoor men's singles, finishing with the bronze medal.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Anthony Wilding Indoor singles  Silverstolpe (SWE)
W – 6-0, 6-1, 6-1
 Grönfors (SWE)
W – 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
 Caridia (GBR)
W – 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
 Dixon (GBR)
L – 6-0, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
 Lowe (GBR)
W – 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-0
3

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