Australia at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
in Berlin
Competitors 32 (28 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Dunc Gray
Ranked 30th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 1 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.


Athlete Gender Age Sport
Jack Metcalfe Male 24 Athletics
Gerald Backhouse Male 23 Athletics
Doris Carter Female 24 Athletics
Leonard Cook Male 24 Boxing
Henry Cooper Male 22 Boxing
William Cross Male 28 Rowing
Evelyn de Lacy Female 18 Swimming
Basil Dickinson Male 21 Athletics
Bill Dixon Male 23 Rowing
Len Einsaar Male 23 Rowing
Clyde Elias Male 22 Rowing
Norman Ella Male 26 Rowing
Don Ferguson Male 24 Rowing
Dick Garrard Male 26 Wrestling
Joe Gould Male 27 Rowing
Dunc Gray Male 30 Cycling
Leslie Harley Male 23 Boxing
Tasman Johnson Male 19 Cycling
Walter Jordan Male 30 Rowing
William Kendall Male  ?? Swimming
Kitty MacKay Female 21 Swimming
Walter MacKney Male 31 Rowing
Ron Masters Male 23 Diving
Pat Norton Female 17 Swimming
John O'Hara Male 22 Wrestling
Percy Oliver Male 17 Swimming
Cecil Pearce Male 22 Rowing
Eddie Scarf Male 27 Wrestling
Herb Turner Male 25 Rowing
Alf Watson Male 29 Athletics
Chris Wheeler Male 22 Cycling
Merv Wood Male 19 Rowing


The following Australian competitor won a medal at the games.

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




Individual road race
Time trial






  1. ^ "Australia at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Retrieved 11 July 2014.