Australia at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Berlin
Competitors32 (28 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerDunc Gray
Medals
Ranked 30th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 32 competitors, 28 men and 4 women, took part in 26 events in 7 sports.[1] Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Medalist[edit]

The following Australian competitor won a medal at the games.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Jack Metcalfe Athletics Men's triple jump 6 August 1936

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • NP = Not placed
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gerald Backhouse 800 m 1:57.7 1 Q 1:53.2 2 Q 8
1500 m 7 Did not advance
Alf Watson 110 m hurdles 15.1 4 Did not advance
400 m hurdles 54.5 3 Did not advance
Men
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Jack Metcalfe high jump 1.85 1T Q 1.85 12
triple jump Q 15.50 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Basil Dickinson Q 14.48 16
Women
Field Events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Doris Carter high jump 1.55 6T

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Henry Cooper flyweight  Sobkowiak (POL)
L KO2
Did not advance
Leonard Cook welterweight  Pisarski (POL)
W PTS
 Suvio (FIN)
L PTS
Did not advance
Leslie Harley light heavyweight  van Bueren (SUI)
W PTS
 Havelka (TCH)
L PTS
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Men
Road race
Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Tassy Johnson Road race 2:33:08 16T
Chris Wheeler Unknown
Track

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round First repechage Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dunc Gray Sprint 2 13.0 1 Q 12.2 1 Q 2 Did not advance 5
Tassy Johnson Time trial n/a 1:15.8 11

Diving[edit]

Diver Event Final
Points Rank
Ron Masters 3 m springboard 115.72 14
10 m platform 86.95 15

Rowing[edit]

Australia had 12 rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1936.[2]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event First round Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cecil Pearce Single sculls 7:27.0 4 r 7:33.2 2 Did not advance
Bill Dixon
Herb Turner
Double sculls 6:55.6 4 N/A 7:58.8 1 7:45.1 6
Len Einsaar
Joe Gould
Mervyn Wood
Walter Jordan
George Elias
Wal Mackney
William Cross
Don Ferguson
Norman Ella
Eight 4 r N/A 6:55.1 2 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bill Kendall 100 m freestyle 1:01.0 3 q 59.9 5 Did not advance
Percy Oliver 100 m backstroke 1:10.2 2 Q 1:09.4 3 Q 1:10.7 7
Women

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Evelyn de Lacy 400 m freestyle 5:51.9 5 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 1:08.5 2 Q 1:10.0 5 Did not advance
Kitty Mackay 1:13.8 5 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:24.6 5 Did not advance
Pat Norton 1:22.3 3 Q 1:21.9 6 Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

Freestyle wrestling
Men's
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dick Garrard lightweight  Romagnoli (ITA)
L
 Kárpáti (HUN)
L
Did not advance
John O'Hara welterweight  Paar (GER)
L
 Samec (TCH)
W
 Andersson (SWE)
L
Did not advance
Eddie Scarf light heavyweight  Beke (BEL)
W
 Prokop (TCH)
L
 Siebert (GER)
L
Did not advance 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Australia Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 May 2018.