Australasia at the Olympics facts for kids
Australasia was the name of a combined team of athletes from Australia and New Zealand. They competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. When the Olympic Games started up again in 1920 after World War I, the two countries sent separate teams to the Games.
The Australasia team won a total of twelve medals in the two games in which they competed. Most of these were in swimming. One New Zealander won a medal in 1908. Harry Kerr won a bronze in athletics. In 1912, two New Zealanders won medals. Malcolm Champion won a gold in swimming. Tony Wilding won a bronze in tennis. All other medalists for Australasia were Australians.
|Gold||Australia national team||1908 London||Rugby union||Men's competition|
|Silver||Reginald Baker||1908 London||Boxing||Men's middleweight|
|Silver||Frank Beaurepaire||1908 London||Swimming||Men's 400 m freestyle|
|Bronze||Harry Kerr||1908 London||Athletics||Men's 3500 m walk|
|Bronze||Frank Beaurepaire||1908 London||Swimming||Men's 1500 m freestyle|
|Gold||Fanny Durack||1912 Stockholm||Swimming||Women's 100 m freestyle|
|1912 Stockholm||Swimming||Men's 4×200 m freestyle relay|
|Silver||Cecil Healy||1912 Stockholm||Swimming||Men's 100 m freestyle|
|Silver||Mina Wylie||1912 Stockholm||Swimming||Women's 100 m freestyle|
|Bronze||Harold Hardwick||1912 Stockholm||Swimming||Men's 1500 m freestyle|
|Bronze||Harold Hardwick||1912 Stockholm||Swimming||Men's 400 m freestyle|
|Bronze||Tony Wilding||1912 Stockholm||Tennis||Men's indoor singles|
Medals by Games
Medals by sport
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