John Cuneo

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For the American illustrator, see John Cuneo (illustrator).
John Cuneo
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place Munich 1972 Dragon

John Cuneo (born 16 June 1928) is an Australian sailor and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, where he received a gold medal in the dragon class, together with crew members Thomas Anderson and John Shaw.[1]

Cuneo sailed on board Southern Cross, the defeated Australian challenger for the 1974 America's Cup. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School.[2]

Cuneo was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1986.[3]

In 2009 Cuneo was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1972 Summer Olympics – München, Germany – Sailing" (Retrieved on 18 April 2008)
  2. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  3. ^ "John Cuneo". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mr John Cuneo". Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. Retrieved 26 January 2014.