Australia at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam
Competitors 18 (14 men, 4 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Henry Pearce
Medals
Rank: 19
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 18 competitors, 14 men and 4 women, took part in 26 events in 6 sports.[1]

Due to economic difficulties, Australia could only afford to send ten athletes to the Games, as the estimated cost of funding was A$720 per athlete. However, other athletes were allowed to compete on the condition that they secure private or community funding. Eight athletes were funded in this way, including Dunc Gray.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Pearce, BobbyBobby Pearce Rowing Men's single sculls August 10
 Silver Charlton, BoyBoy Charlton Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle August 9
Men's 1500 m freestyle August 6
 Bronze Gray, DuncDunc Gray Cycling Men's track time trial August 5

Athletics[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Two cyclists, both men, competed for Australia in 1928.

Sprint
Time trial

Diving[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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