Best answer: What sport has Australia won the most Olympic gold medals?

Which Australian has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Ian Thorpe is Australia’s most successful Olympian of all time with a total of nine medals, (five gold, three silver and one bronze medal) from Sydney and Athens combined.

Has Australia ever won the Olympics?

Australia has sent athletes to all editions of the modern Olympic Games. Australia has competed in every Summer Olympic Games, as well as every Winter Olympics except 1924–32 and 1948.

Medals by Summer Games.

Games Total
Athletes
Gold 164
Silver 173
Bronze 210

What Australian athlete broke their neck and returned to win a gold medal?

TODD BALYM IN GLASGOW from News Corp Australia

Triple Olympic gold medallist Meares famously overcome a broken neck from a serious race fall in early 2008 that left her millimetres from paralysis to win a gutsy silver medal at the Beijing Games seven months later.

How many golds has Australia won?

960 Australian athletes have won an Olympic medal – go here for a list of Australian medal winners. Australia has won 171 gold medals in the Olympics – in total 304 Australian athletes have won a gold medal.

What sport did Australia add to the Olympics?

The 2000 Olympic games were held in Sydney, Australia. There were 28 sports on the program, an increase of two compared to the last Olympic Games. Taekwondo and Triathlon were added to the program.

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