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Australia has participated in all of the Summer Olympics and is best known for its swimmers, racking up to 192 medals, almost three times more than its next-the best in sport, track and field. Despite ranking outside the world’s top 50 population, it is eighth in all time Summer Olympic medals. Australia is also the only country in the Southern Hemisphere to win a Winter Olympic gold medal, although this list is made up entirely of Summer, Olympians …

Betty Cuthbert
Four Olympic Gold Medals

The only person to win Olympic titles in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Even more impressive, Cuthbert did it in the span of three 1956-64 Olympic Games. At the age of 18, she had bought tickets to attend the 1956 Melbourne Games, doubting that she would qualify for the competition. Not only did she make the team, she swept the 100m, 200m and 4 × 100m, earning the nickname “Golden Girl.” Cuthbert was slowed down by a thigh injury in 1960 at the Rome Olympics, next to the medal. She returned to competition in 1964 in one case, the first women’s 400m Olympic Games, and won another gold medal.

Dawn fraser
Swimming pool
Four Olympic Gold Medals

Fraser Couriers medal – four gold, four silver – which would have been even higher if the Olympic swimming program included the 50m and 200m freestyles in the 1950s and 60s. Likewise, it broke 27 individual world records in his career, according to She was so famous in Australia that the daffodil, rose and orchid was named after him. Fraser’s Olympic career ended with the 1964 Tokyo Games, for her, was suspended for 10 years for her actions on the spot. Suspected misconduct: Fraser parade through the streets of the Opening Ceremony (against Australia, the federation generally wants swimmers to sit before facing each other through the first week), wearing d ‘a swimsuit that was not official team clothing and attempting to take an Olympic Flag from outside the Japanese emperor of the palace. The ban was said to have been stopped before the 1968 Olympics, but too late for the race to a fourth Games.

Cathy freeman
2000 to 400m Olympic champion, lighter cauldron

Freeman meaning goes beyond his gold medal. She was named Australian of the Year in 1998, two years before lighting the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics, at a defining moment for her Indigenous Aboriginal nation. Ten days later, she lined up for the 400m final in front of 112,524 fans at the Stade de l’Australia and 10 million Australian dollars on TELEVISION (more than half the population). In a green-and-white hooded speedsuit, she prevailed under unimaginable pressure. “A relief,” she says. “It was just a relief. It was totally overwhelming because I could feel the crowd all around me, on me. ”

Rechelle Hawkes
Field hockey
Three Olympic Gold Medals (2000)

The only woman with three Olympic field hockey gold medals. Hawkes made his national team debut in 1985, the year she turned 18, captain of the team from 1993 to 2000 (when they won every international event except one) and played 279 games for them. Hockeyroos through its last Olympic games in 2000.

Ian Thorpe
Swimming pool
Five Olympic Gold Medals

The Thorpedo was one of Australia’s most famous people when the nation was the world of focus during the Sydney 2000 Games. At 17, he won three gold and two silver medals. He was the best swimmer in the world, although surpassed by Michael Phelps by the end of 2003. Again, Thorpe held four world records in 2004 for the Athens Games (200m and 400m freestyle, 4 × 100m and 4x200m freestyle). He won the 200m and 400m frees in Athens, the former plus Phelps and Dutch Pieter van den Hoogenband nicknamed the Race of the Century. Thorpe bowed to international competition at the age of 21, announcing his retirement two years later, citing a lack of desire.

James Tomkins
Rowing (2008)
Three Olympic Gold Medals

A gold medalist at three different Games. A world champion every five sweep of events. His world titles lasted from 1986 to 2004. Tomkins, during his rowing career, also earned a degree in economics and finance, surfing and worked for Bankers Trust, a large bank in Australia.

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