Australia at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in London
Competitors75 (66 men, 9 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearer Les McKay (water polo)
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
2
Silver
6
Bronze
5
Total
13
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg  Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 75 competitors, 66 men and 9 women, took part in 52 events in 11 sports. [1] Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Contents

Medalists

MedalNameSportEventDate
Gold medal icon.svg Gold John Winter Athletics High Jump 30 July
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Mervyn Wood Rowing Single sculls 9 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Theo Bruce Athletics Long Jump 31 July
Silver medal icon.svg Silver George Avery Athletics Triple Jump 3 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Joyce King
June Maston
Betty McKinnon
Shirley Strickland
Athletics 4 × 100 m relay 7 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver John Marshall Swimming 1500m freestyle 7 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Beatrice Lyons Swimming 200m breaststroke 3 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Dick Garrard Wrestling Welterweight 31 July
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Shirley Strickland Athletics 100m 2 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Shirley Strickland Athletics 80m hurdles 4 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze John Marshall Swimming 400m freestyle 4 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Judy-Joy Davies Swimming 100m backstroke 5 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Jim Armstrong Wrestling Heavyweight 31 July

Athletics

Key
Men
Track & road events
AthleteEventHeatQuarterfinalSemifinalFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
John Bartram 100 m 10.82 Q10.63 Q4Did not advance
John Treloar 10.51 Q10.52 Q4Did not advance
Morris Curotta 10.71 Q10.83 Q6Did not advance
John Treloar 200 m 21.71 Q21.52 Q6Did not advance
Morris Curotta 400 m 49.11 Q48.42 Q47.22 Q47.95
John Bartram 50.82 Q49.94Did not advance
Bill Ramsey 50.35Did not advance
800 m 1:55.03 QN/A1:54.95Did not advance
Peter Gardner 110 m hurdles 14.62 QN/A14.52 Q14.75
Ray Weinberg 15.02 QN/A5Did not advance
Charles Green 15.45N/ADid not advance
George Knott 10 km walk 7N/ADid not advance
Theo Bruce
John Bartram
Morris Curotta
John Treloar
4 × 100 m relay 41.53N/ADid not advance
Men
Field Events
AthleteEventQualificationFinal
DistancePositionDistancePosition
Theo Bruce Long Jump 7.224 Q7.55Silver medal icon.svg
John Winter High Jump 1.87Q1.98Gold medal icon.svg
George Avery Triple Jump 15.331 Q15.36Silver medal icon.svg
Les McKeand 14.5511 Q14.537
Combined events – Decathlon
AthleteEvent100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 mFinalRank
Peter Mullins Result11.26.6412.751.8353.215.233.943.4051.325:17.667396
Points787711691822706896541652612321
Women
Track & road events
AthleteEventHeatSemifinalFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRank
Shirley Strickland 100 m 12.41 Q12.42 Q12.2Bronze medal icon.svg
Joyce King 13.14Did not advance
Betty McKinnon 12.73Did not advance
Shirley Strickland 200 m 25.82 Q24.91 Q25.34
Joyce King 25.91 Q6Did not advance
Betty McKinnon 25.91 Q7Did not advance
Shirley Strickland 80 m Hurdles 11.92 Q11.71 Q11.4Bronze medal icon.svg
Shirley Strickland
June Maston
Betty McKinnon
Joyce King
4 × 100 m relay 48.02 QN/A47.6Silver medal icon.svg
Women
Field events
AthleteEventQualificationFinal
DistancePositionDistancePosition
Judy Canty long jump 5.2911 Q5.387
June Maston 5.0622Did not advance

Boxing

AthleteEventRound of 32Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ronald Gower Flyweight Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Bondi  (HUN)
W PTS
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Martinez  (ESP)
L PTS
Did not advance
Jimmy Carruthers Bantamweight Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Daigle  (CAN)
W DQ2
Flag of Argentina.svg  Parés  (ARG)
W PTS
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Csik  (HUN)
L W/O
Did not advance
Laurie Birks Featherweight Flag of Finland.svg  Tammelin  (FIN)
W PTS
Flag of South Korea (1948-1949).svg  Seo B  (KOR)
L KO2
Did not advance
Billy Barber Lightweight Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vissers  (BEL)
L PTS
Did not advance
Billy Boyce Welterweight ByeFlag of Luxembourg.svg  Roller  (LUX)
W PTS
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Du Preez  (RSA)
L PTS
Did not advance
Graham Higham Middleweight Flag of Argentina.svg  Garcia  (ARG)
L PTS
Did not advance
Adrian Holmes Light heavyweight byeFlag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  El-Minabawi  (EGY)
W KO2
Flag of Ireland.svg  O'Hagan  (IRL)
W PTS
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Scott  (GBR)
L PTS
3rd/4th place
Flag of Argentina.svg  Cia  (ARG)
L RSC-3
4

Cycling

Six cyclists, all men, represented Australia in 1948.

Road races

Individual times added to together for team race, 3 times needed for team event.

CyclistEventFinal
ResultRank
Jack Hoobin Road race 5:18:18.27
Russell Mockridge Road race 5:39:54.626
Ken Caves Road race Did not finish
Jim Nestor Road race Did not finish
Jack Hoobin
Russell Mockridge
Ken Caves
Jim Nestor
Team road race Did not finish
Track

Ranks given are within the heat.

CyclistEventFirst roundFirst repechageQuarterfinalsSecond repechageSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Charlie Bazzano Sprint 214.11 Q14.31 QDirectly advanced24
Sid Patterson Time trial n/a1:15.76
Sid Patterson
Jim Nestor
Jack Hoobin
Russell Mockridge
Team pursuit 5:06.52 qn/a5:07.72Did not advance

Diving

DiverEventFinal
ResultRank
David Norris 3m springboard 109.6716

Rowing

Australia had eight male rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1948. [2]

Ranks given are within the heat.

RowerEventFirst roundRepechageSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Merv Wood Single sculls 7:25.91 Qn/a8:08.51 Q7:24.4Gold medal icon.svg
Spencer Grace
Ted Bromley
Coxless pair 7:26.82 r7:28.41 Q7:54.52Did not advance
Wal Lambert
Hugh Lambie
Colin Douglas-Smith
Jack Webster
Tom Darcy
Coxed four 7:04.32 r7:07.12Did not advance

Sailing

RankHelmsmanCrewClassRace IRace IIRace IIIRace IVRace VRace VIRace VIITotal
Points
[3]
Total
-1
[4]
RankPointsRankPointsRankPointsRankPointsRankPointsRankPointsRankPoints
18 Robert French Firefly 181681138219144162199469123441042321492005
7 Jock Sturrock Leslie A. Fenton Star DNF [5] 047291515565531033147291133138283828

Shooting

ShooterEventFinal
ScoreRank
Reginald Parker 300 m rifle 3 positions 92630
Mill Menghini 85632
John Wise 85233
Claude Platt 50 m rifle, prone 58446
Neville Holt 58447
Leo Dove 57855

Swimming

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
SwimmerEventHeatsSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRank
Bruce Bourke 100 m freestyle 59.12 Q1:00.05Did not advance
Warren Boyd 1:00.43 q1:01.18Did not advance
Bruce Bourke 100 m backstroke 1:11.31 Q1:11.48Did not advance
John Davies 200 m breaststroke 2:48.32 Q2:44.84 Q2:43.74
Kevin Hallett 3:02.07Did not advance
John Marshall 400 m freestyle 4:51.42 Q4:50.02 Q4:47.4Bronze medal icon.svg
Garrick Agnew 5:06.14Did not advance
John Marshall 1500 m freestyle 20:01.11 Q19:53.81 Q19:31.3Silver medal icon.svg
Garrick Agnew 21:40.16Did not advance
Women
SwimmerEventHeatsSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRank
Marjorie McQuade 100 m freestyle 1:08.53 Q1:09.66Did not advance
Denise Spencer 1:10.03Did not advance
Judy-Joy Davies 100 m backstroke 1:16.41 Q1:17.82 Q1:16.7Bronze medal icon.svg
Nancy Lyons 200 m breaststroke 3:02.91 Q3:00.91 Q2:57.7Silver medal icon.svg
Denise Spencer 400 m freestyle 5:40.94 Q5:35.66Did not advance

Water polo

This was the first time Australia had entered the water polo competition.

Men's Team Competition

Head coach:

No.Pos.PlayerDoBAgeCapsClubTournament
games
Tournament
goals
Ben Dalley 15 March 191632? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Balmain Water Polo Club 2?
Jack King 23 August 191037?1?
Eric Johnston 24 February 191434? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Balmain Water Polo Club 2?
Les McKay 27 May 191731?1?
Leon Ferguson 19 June 192325? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bondi ASC 1?
Arthur Burge 24 August 191731? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Drummoyne Water Polo Club 2?
Herman Doerner 1914? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bondi ASC 2?
Colin French 20 November 191631?1?
Roger Cornforth 19 January 191929?1?
Jack Ferguson 12 April 192226? Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bondi ASC 1?

Group D

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAPts Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg
1.Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)21101343X4:49:0
2.Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)211016734:4X12:3
3.Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)200232100:93:12X

Weightlifting

LifterEventFinal
KgRank
Keith Caple Bantamweight 272.59
Ray Magee Heavyweight 357.512

Wrestling

Men's Freestyle
AthleteEventRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Bert Harris Flyweight Flag of India.svg  Jhadav  (IND)
L 0-3
State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Raisi  (IRI)
L Fall
Did not advance10
Dick Garrard Welterweight Flag of Switzerland.svg  Angst  (SUI)
W 3-0
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Sóvári  (HUN)
W 2-1
Flag of India.svg  Bhargava  (IND)
W Fall
Flag of France.svg  Leclerc  (FRA)
W Fall
US flag 48 stars.svg  Merrill  (USA)
L 1-2
ByeFlag of Turkey.svg  Doğu  (TUR)
L Fall
Silver medal icon.svg
Bruce Arthur Middleweight Flag of Turkey.svg  Candemir  (TUR)
L Fall
Flag of India.svg  Roy  (IND)
W Fall
US flag 48 stars.svg  Brand  (USA)
L Fall
Did not advance9
Jim Armstrong Heavyweight Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Oberlander  (GBR)
W 3-0
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Bóbis  (HUN)
L Fall
US flag 48 stars.svg  Hutton  (USA)
W Retired
Flag of Turkey.svg  Esen  (TUR)
W Fall
n/aFlag of Sweden.svg  Antonsson  (SWE)
L Fall
Bronze medal icon.svg

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  3. The 1948 Olympic scoring system was used.
  4. Total after applying discard.
  5. Mark hit.