Question: What year was Australia most successful at the Olympics?

The most gold medals Australia has won at an Olympics was 17 in Athens 2004. The next best total was 16 at Sydney 2000, 14 at Beijing 2008 and 13 at Melbourne 1956. With seven days of competition remaining, Australia need to chalk up another four gold medals – something that is certainly achievable – to go past Athens.

Which Olympics has Australia been the most successful?

Australia has hosted two Games during that time – Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000 – but its best result in terms of gold medals actually came at the 2004 Athens Games. While it wasn’t the nation’s highest tally in terms of total medals, which came in Sydney, the 2004 games saw Australia claim 17 gold medals.

When was Australia first win in the Olympics?

The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in Athens from 5 to 10 April 1896. Edwin Flack, an accountant and Australasian champion runner, is considered Australia’s first Olympian. He won the 800-metre and 1500-metre sprints, took part in the marathon and won a bronze medal in doubles tennis.

Which country is best in swimming?


Top Positions %
1 United States 23.0
2 China 8.5
3 Russia 7.8
4 Great Britain 7.6

Who is Australia most successful Winter Olympian?

Torah Bright became Australia’s most successful female Winter Olympian by adding a silver medal to her gold from Vancouver in 2010. In Sochi, Bright was the only athlete to attempt three Snowboard events at the one Olympics: Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Snowboard Cross.

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