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Australia at 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Australia sent 243 athletes (203 men and 40 women) to the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. They competed in 133 events in 19 Olympic sports. Australian athletes have competed in all of the Summer Olympic Games since the games started.

In Swimming Dawn Fraser won 1 gold, 1 silver medal. Bob Windle, Kevin Berry, Ian O’Brian all won 1 gold, 1 bronze medal each also in Swimming. David Dickson and Allan Wood both won 2 bronze medals each in Swimming.

Host 1st 2nd 3rd Dates
XVIII 1964 JapanTokyo 6 2 10 10 – 24 Oct

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1964 Olympic Games.

Wayne Gammon was the youngest athlete for Australia (14 years 102 days) and Bill Northam oldest (59 years 15 days).

The Tokyo Summer Games had 5,137 participants (4,457 men and 680 women) from 93 countries.

1964 Tokyo Japan

Sport Event Competitors
1st Athletics Women’s 400m Betty Cuthbert
1st Sailing Men’s 5.5m class William Northam, Peter O’Donnell, James Sargeant
1st Swimming Women’s 100m freestyle Dawn Fraser
1st Swimming Men’s 1500m freestyle Robert Windle
1st Swimming Men’s 200m breaststroke Ian O’Brien
1st Swimming Men’s 200m butterfly Kevin Berry
2nd Athletics Women’s high jump Michele Brown
2nd Swimming Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay Dawn Fraser, Lynette Bell, Robyn Thorn, Janice Murphy
3rd Athletics Women’s 80m hurdles Pamela Kilborn
3rd Athletics Women’s 200m Marilyn Black
3rd Athletics Women’s 400m Judith Pollock
3rd Athletics Men’s 10,000m Ron Clarke
3rd Field Hockey Men’s team competition Robin Hodder, Paul Dearing, Patrick Nilan, Brian Glencross, Raymond Evans, John McBryde, Donald McWatters, Donald Smart, Graham Wood, Eric Pearce, Julian Pearce, Desmond Piper, Anthony Waters, Mervyn Crossman
3rd Judo Men’s open class Theodore Boronovskis
3rd Swimming Men’s 400m freestyle Allan Wood
3rd Swimming Men’s 1500m freestyle Allan Wood
3rd Swimming Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay David Dickson, Peter Doak, John Ryan, Robert Windle
3rd Swimming Men’s 4x100m medley relay David Dickson, Kevin Berry, Ian O’Brien, Peter Reynolds

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