Australia at the 1932 Summer Olympics


Australia at the 1932 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Australia
games=1932 Summer
competitors=12
sports=five
flagbearer=Andrew Charlton
gold=3
silver=1
bronze=1
total=5
rank=10

Australia competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Due to the Great Depression, Australia could only afford to send 12 athletes to the Games.

An innovation was the daily one-hour radio report on the Olympics for New Zealand and Australia by the film actress from New Zealand, Nola Luxford.

Medalists

Gold

*Dunc Gray — Cycling, Men's 1,000m Time Trial
*Henry "Bobby" Pearce — Rowing, Men's Single Sculls
*Clare Dennis — Swimming, Women's 200m Breaststroke

Silver

*Bonnie Mealing — Swimming, Women's 100m Backstroke

Bronze

*Eddie Scarf — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight


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