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Australia at 1948 London Summer Olympic Games

Australia sent 75 athletes (66 men and 9 women) to the 1948 London Summer Olympics. They competed in 52 events in 11 Olympic sports. Australian athletes have competed in all Summer Olympics since they started.

In Athletics John Winter won 1 gold, Shirley Strickland won 1 silver, 2 bronze medals. Merve Wood won 1 gold in Rowing. John Marshall won 1 silver, 1 bronze medal in Swimming.

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XIV 1948  United Kingdom  London 2 6 5 29 July 14 Aug

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1948 Olympic Games.

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Marjorie McQuade was youngest athlete for Australia (14 years 15 days) and John Wise oldest (47 years 161 days). London Summer Games had 4,396 participants (3,951 men, 445 women) from 59 nations.

 

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  Sport Event Competitors
1st Athletics High jump John "Jack" Winter
1st Rowing Single sculls Mervyn Wood
2nd Athletics Long jump Theo Bruce
2nd Athletics Triple jump George Avery
2nd Athletics 4x100m relay Joyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland
2nd Swimming 200m breaststroke Beatrice Lyons
2nd Swimming 1500m freestyle John Marshall
2nd Wrestling Welterweight Dick Garrard
3rd Athletics 80m hurdles Shirley Strickland
3rd Athletics 100m Shirley Strickland
3rd Swimming 100m backstroke Judy-Joy Davies
3rd Swimming 400m freestyle John Marshall
3rd Wrestling Heavyweight Jim Armstrong
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