Australia

Number of Athletes: 433
Sports: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, BMX, Mountain biking, Road, Track, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Swimming, Synchronised swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Medal Prospects: A third of Australia’s medals come from the swimming events. Grant Hackett is favorite in the 1500 meters. Libby Trickett and Leisel Jones are favorites in the womens. Other medal chances include: women’s basketball, women’s water polo, shooting, sailing, triathlong and rowing.
Athens Medals: 49. Gold 17, Silver 16, Bronze . Overall ranking 4th.

Australia is hoping to at least make it in the top five medal rankings at the Beijing Olympics.

Stephanie Rice to carry flag for Australia in closing ceremony

Australian swimming champion Stephanie Rice has been chosen to carry the flag for Australia at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
“He (John Coates) said, I’d really like for you to be the flag bearer and I just thought, oh my gosh. I never even saw that coming at all,” Rice said.
“I feel so honoured [...]

9 years ago

Other Headlines

Germany defeated Spain 1-0 to win the gold medal in men’s hockey at the Beijing Olympics.
Christopher Zeller was the only goal scorer for the game.
Earlier in the day, Australia crushed the Netherlands 6-2 to win bronze.

The United States have defeated Australia 92-65 to win its fourth consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball. It is the third Olympics the U.S. played Australia in the final.
Russia defeated China 94-81 to win the bronze medal.

Australia’s Matthew Mitcham has stunned China by winning the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform diving. He performed a spectacular 112.10-point in the final round to win the gold. China have won five of the six diving golds at the Beijing Olympics.
China’s Luxin Zhou won the silver medal and Gleb Galperin from [...]

Ken Wallace from Australia has won the gold medal in the men’s K1 500 meters.
Adam van Koeverden from Canada won the silver medal and Tim Brabants from Great Britain won the bronze.

Steve Hooker of Australia has won the gold medal in the men’s pole vault setting a new Olympic record of 5.96.
Evgeny Lukyanenko of Russia won the silver medal and Denys Yurchenko of the Ukraine won the bronze medal.

Germany has won the gold medal in women’s 500 meter K4.
Hungary won the silver medal and Australia has won the bronze.
Germany
FISCHER Fanny
REINHARDT Nicole
WAGNER-AUGUSTIN Katrin
WASSMUTH Conny
Hungary
KOVACS Katalin
SZABO Gabriella Timea
KOZAK Danuta
JANIC Natasa
Australia
OLDENHOF Lisa
DAVIS Hannah
MEEK Chantal
FOGARTY Lyndsie