Which Australian female has won the most gold medals?

Which Australian female has won the most gold medals?

Historically, Betty Cuthbert is Australia’s most successful track athlete with four gold medals (three in 1956 and one in 1964).

Who are Australia’s gold medal winners?

Medallists 1896-2016

Athlete Olympics Medal
Marjorie Jackson 1952 Helsinki Gold
Marjorie Jackson 1952 Helsinki Gold
Betty Cuthbert 1956 Melbourne Gold
Betty Cuthbert 1956 Melbourne Gold

Who was the first Australian woman to win an Olympic gold medal?

Fanny Durack
On July 12, 1912, Fanny Durack became the first Australian female to win an Olympic Gold Medal for swimming. From 1910-1918 she was considered the world’s greatest female swimmer, followed closely by her good friend and companion, ‘Mina’ Wylie. Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack was born in Sydney on October 27, 1889.

Who is the most decorated Australian Olympian?

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.

Who is Australia’s most successful Paralympian?

1) Louise Sauvage, OAM This was just the start. Sauvage has too many highlights to name, but they include nine gold and four silver Paralympic medals across every distance from 100m to 5000m, as well as many prestigious road race titles, including four Boston marathons and two Berlin marathons.

Who won Australia’s first ever gold medal?

Fred Lane won Australia’s first and second ever swimming gold medals at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900. The first was in the 200m freestyle and the second the 200m obstacle race.

Has Australia ever won a medal in decathlon?

Australia had never won a decathlon medal before. Never even got close in 70 years.