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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
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At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 433 in 26 sports
Flag bearer James Tomkins (opening)
Stephanie Rice (closing)
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
14
Silver
15
Bronze
17
Total
46
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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*with New Zealand as Australasia

Winter Games
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A total of 433 competitors competed for Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1] The team was Australia's second largest away team after the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, which included a team of 482 competitors. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era.

In addition to competitors, 418 officials and 38 medical personnel were part of the Australian team.[2] Australia competed in 26 of the 28 Olympic program sports; they failed to qualify in Baseball and Team handball. Australia also sent a men's but not a women's football (soccer) squad, and had two beach volleyball but no indoor volleyball teams competing.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
11 Gold Rice, StephanieStephanie Rice Swimming Women's 400 metre individual medley
11 Gold Trickett, LibbyLibby Trickett Swimming Women's 100 metre butterfly
11 Gold Jones, LeiselLeisel Jones Swimming Women's 100 metre breaststroke
11 Gold Rice, StephanieStephanie Rice Swimming Women's 200 metre individual medley
11 Gold Rice, StephanieStephanie Rice
Bronte Barratt
Kylie Palmer
Linda MacKenzie
Felicity Galvez (heats only)
Angie Bainbridge (heats only)
Melanie Schlanger (heats only)
Lara Davenport (heats only)
Swimming Women's 4×200 metre freestyle relay
11 Gold Ginn, DrewDrew Ginn
Free, DuncanDuncan Free
Rowing Men's coxless pair
11 Gold Brennan, ScottScott Brennan
Crawshay, DavidDavid Crawshay
Rowing Men's double sculls
11 Gold Seebohm, EmilyEmily Seebohm
Jones, LeiselLeisel Jones
Schipper, JessicahJessicah Schipper
Trickett, LibbyLibby Trickett
White, TarneeTarnee White (heats only)
Galvez, FelicityFelicity Galvez (heats only)
Reese, ShayneShayne Reese (heats only)
Swimming Women's 4×100 metre medley relay
11 Gold Snowsill, EmmaEmma Snowsill Triathlon Women's triathlon
11 Gold Wilmot, NathanNathan Wilmot
Page, MalcolmMalcolm Page
Sailing Men's 470 class
11 Gold Parkinson, TessaTessa Parkinson
Rechichi, EliseElise Rechichi
Sailing Women's 470 class
11 Gold Hooker, StevenSteven Hooker Athletics Men's pole vault
11 Gold Wallace, KenKen Wallace Canoeing Men's K-1 500 metres
11 Gold Mitcham, MatthewMatthew Mitcham Diving Men's 10 metre platform
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Cole, BrionyBriony Cole
Melissa Wu
Diving Women's synchronized 10 metre platform
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Fredericks, ClaytonClayton Fredericks
Lucinda Fredericks
Sonja Johnson
Megan Jones
Shane Rose
Equestrian Team eventing
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Sullivan, EamonEamon Sullivan Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Rickard, BrentonBrenton Rickard Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Jones, LeiselLeisel Jones Swimming Women's 200 metre breaststroke
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Trickett, LibbyLibby Trickett Swimming Women's 100 metre freestyle
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Lawrence, JacquelineJacqueline Lawrence Canoeing Women's slalom K-1
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Ryan, MattMatt Ryan
James Marburg
Cameron McKenzie-McHarg
Francis Hegerty
Rowing Men's coxless four
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Hackett, GrantGrant Hackett Swimming Men's 1500 metre freestyle
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Stoeckel, HaydenHayden Stoeckel
Rickard, BrentonBrenton Rickard
Lauterstein, AndrewAndrew Lauterstein
Sullivan, EamonEamon Sullivan
Delaney, AshleyAshley Delaney (heats only)
Sprenger, ChristianChristian Sprenger (heats only)
Pine, AdamAdam Pine (heats only)
Targett, MattMatt Targett (heats only)
Swimming Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Meares, AnnaAnna Meares Cycling Women's sprint
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver McLellan, SallySally McLellan Athletics Women's 100 m Hurdles
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bundock, DarrenDarren Bundock
Ashby, GlennGlenn Ashby
Sailing Tornado class
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver Tallent, JaredJared Tallent Athletics 50 km Walk
2Silver medal icon.svg Silver women's national basketball team, AustraliaAustralia women's national basketball team
Suzy Batkovic   Erin Phillips
Tully Bevilaqua   Emma Randall
Rohanee Cox   Jenni Screen
Holly Grima   Belinda Snell
Kristi Harrower   Laura Summerton
Lauren Jackson   Penny Taylor
Basketball Women's tournament
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Campbell, CateCate Campbell
Alice Mills
Melanie Schlanger
Libby Trickett
Shayne Reese (heats only)
Swimming Women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Schipper, JessicahJessicah Schipper Swimming Women's 100 metre butterfly
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Sullivan, EamonEamon Sullivan
Andrew Lauterstein
Ashley Callus
Matt Targett
Leith Brodie (heats only)
Patrick Murphy (heats only)
Swimming Mens's 4×100 metre freestyle relay
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Stoeckel, HaydenHayden Stoeckel Swimming Men's 100 metre backstroke
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bell, RobinRobin Bell Canoe/Kayak Men's slalom C-1
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Murphy, PatrickPatrick Murphy
Grant Hackett
Grant Brits
Nic Ffrost
Leith Brodie (heats only)
Kirk Palmer (heats only)
Swimming Mens's 4×200 metre freestyle relay
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Schipper, JessicahJessicah Schipper Swimming Women's 200 metre butterfly
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Potent, WarrenWarren Potent Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Lauterstein, AndrewAndrew Lauterstein Swimming Men's 100 metre butterfly
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Tallent, JaredJared Tallent Athletics 20 km Walk
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Campbell, CateCate Campbell Swimming Women's 50 metre freestyle
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Moffatt, EmmaEmma Moffatt Triathlon Women's triathlon
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Jodie Bowering
Kylie Cronk
Kelly Hardie
Tanya Harding
Sandy Lewis
Simmone Morrow
Tracey Mosley
Stacey Porter
Melanie Roche
Justine Smethurst
Danielle Stewart
Natalie Titcume
Natalie Ward
Belinda Wright
Kerry Wyborn
Softball Team Competition
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Gemma Beadsworth
Nikita Cuffe
Suzie Fraser
Taniele Gofers
Kate Gynther
Amy Hetzel
Bronwen Knox
Emma Knox
Alicia McCormack
Melissa Rippon
Rebecca Rippon
Mia Santoromito
Jenna Santoromito
Water polo Women's Team Competition
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Ken Wallace
Canoeing Men's K-1 1000 metres
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Lisa Oldenhof
Hannah Davis
Chantal Meek
Lyndsie Fogarty
Canoeing Women's K-4 500 metres
3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze national field hockey team, AustraliaAustralia national field hockey team
Des Abbott   Rob Hammond
Travis Brooks   Fergus Kavanagh
Kiel Brown   Mark Knowles
Liam De Young   Stephen Lambert
Luke Doerner   Eli Matheson
Jamie Dwyer   Eddie Ockenden
Bevan George   Grant Schubert
David Guest   Matt Wells
Field hockey Men's tournament

Archery pictogram.svg Archery

Australia had two archers earn qualification spots at the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships and three earn spots at the Oceania continental championship. David Barnes and Sky Kim earned the men two spots at the World tournament, with Michael Naray earning a third spot, and the team qualification at the Oceania competition. Jade Lindsey and Jane Waller were the qualifying women at the Oceania tournament.

In making its final selections, Australia selected Kim and Naray along with Matthew Gray for the men's team, and Waller and Lexie Feeney for the women's team.[3]

Men

Athlete Event Ranking Round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Matthew Gray Individual 654 39  Sian (MAS) (26)
L 101-109
Did not advance 45
Sky Kim Individual 665 14  Girouille (FRA) (51)
W 112-110
 Proć (POL) (19)
L 110-111
Did not advance 21
Michael Naray Individual 658 30  Valladont (FRA) (35)
W 108-106
 Ruban (UKR) (3)
L 105-115
Did not advance 26
Matthew Gray
Sky Kim
Michael Naray
Team 1977 9  Poland (POL) (8)
L 218-223
Did not advance 10

Women

Athlete Event Ranking Round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Alexandra Feeney Individual 580 59  Yuan (TPE) (6)
L 101-104
Did not advance 59
Jane Waller Individual 634 28  Vardineni (IND) (37)
L 100-106
Did not advance 38

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics

Australia sent forty representatives to compete in athletics events.[4] Jana Rawlinson, who was to have competed in the women's 400m hurdles, withdrew in July due to a toe injury.[5] Nathan Deakes, who was to have competed in walking and was described as the "gold medal favourite", also withdrew a few days later due to a persistent hamstring injury.[6]

Men

Track Events
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position
Youcef Abdi 3000 m Steeplechase 8:17.97 6 8:16.36 6
Luke Adams 20 km Walk 1:19.57 6
50 km Walk 3:47:45 10
Collis Birmingham 5000 m 13:44.90 10 Did not advance
Chris Erickson 20 km Walk Disqualified
Mitchell Kealey 1500 m 3:46.31 45 Did not advance
Joel Milburn 400 m 44.8 (PB) 2 Q 45.06 3 Did not advance
Craig Mottram 5000 m 13:44.59 5 Did not advance
Lachlan Renshaw 800 m 1:49.19 6 Did not advance
Jeffrey Riseley 1500 m 3:53.95 47 Did not advance
Adam Rutter 50 km Walk Did not finish
Jared Tallent 20 km Walk 1:19:42 Bronze medal icon.svg
50 km Walk 3:39:27 Silver medal icon.svg
Lee Troop Marathon 2:27:17 60
Sean Wroe 400 m 45.17 (PB) 2 Q 45.56 7 Did not advance
Clinton Hill
Joel Milburn
Mark Ormrod
John Steffensen
Sean Wroe
4x400 m Relay 3:00.68
(Milburn,
Ormrod,
Steffensen,
Hill)
4 Q 3:00.02
(Wroe,
Steffensen,
Hill,
Milburn)
6
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Justin Anlezark Shot Put 19.91m 16 Did not advance
Jarrod Bannister Javelin 79.79m 5 Q 83.45 6
Paul Burgess Pole Vault 5.55m 8 Did not advance
Benn Harradine Discus 58.55m 31 Did not advance
Steven Hooker Pole Vault 5.65m 5 Q 5.96 (OR) Gold medal icon.svg
Fabrice Lapierre Long Jump 7.90m 16 Did not advance
Scott Martin Shot Put 19.75m 21 Did not advance

Women

Track Events
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position
Lisa Corrigan 1500 m 4:16.32 9 Did not advance
Sarah Jamieson 1500 m 4:06.64 5 Did not advance
Benita Johnson Marathon 2:32:06 21
Tamsyn Lewis 400 m 52.38 4 Did not advance
800 m 1:59.67 4 Q 2:01.41 20 Did not advance
Donna MacFarlane 3000 m Steeplechase 9:32.05 9 Did not advance
Sally McLellan 100 m Hurdles 12.83 2 Q 12.70 4 Q 12.64 Silver medal icon.svg
Victoria Mitchell 3000 m Steeplechase 9:47.88 13 Did not advance
Madeleine Pape 800 m 2:03.09 6 Did not advance
Jane Saville 20 km Walk 1:31:17 20
Kate Smyth Marathon 2:36:10 44
Kellie Wapshott 20 km Walk 1:37:59 40
Lisa-Jane Weightman Marathon 2:34:16 33
Claire Woods 20 km Walk 1:33:02 28
Field Events
Athlete Events Qualifying Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Alana Boyd Pole Vault 4.30m 16 Did not advance
Dani Samuels Discus 61.72m 7 60.15 9
Bronwyn Thompson Long Jump 6.53m 17 Did not advance
Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100 m Hurdles High Jump Shot Put 200 m Long Jump Javelin 800 m Final
Time Points Distance Points Distance Points Time Points Distance Points Distance Points Time Points Points Position
Kylie Wheeler Heptathlon 13.68 1024 1.89m 1093 13.06m 731 24.28 954 6.11m 883 43.81m 741 2:11.49 943 6369 10

Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton

Australia will send a team of six to Beijing. Stuart Gomez will compete in the men's singles, while Erin Carroll competes in women's singles. Ross Smith and Glenn Warfe will compete in the men's doubles and Tania Luiz and Eugenia Tanaka will compete in the women's doubles.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Stuart Gomez Singles  Kehlhoffner (FRA)
 L 21-19 20-22 15-21
Did not advance
Ross Smith
Glenn Warfe
Doubles  Łogosz
and Mateusiak (POL)
L 13-21 16-21
Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Erin Caroll Singles  Martínez (ESP)
 L 9-21,16-21
Did not advance
Tania Luiz
Eugenia Tanaka
Doubles  Miyuki Maeda
and Satoko Suetsuna (JPN)
 L 4-21 8-21
Did not advance

Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball

Australia's men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by defeating New Zealand in a best-of-three series to win the FIBA Oceania Championship 2007. The women's team automatically qualified as the reigning world champions after winning the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women.[8]

Men's Team

Women's Team

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Men

Preliminary round

The top four teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinal round.

Group A

Team Pld W L Pts
 Lithuania 5 4 1 9
 Argentina 5 4 1 9
 Croatia 5 3 2 8
 Australia 5 3 2 8
 Russia 5 1 4 6
 Iran 5 0 5 5
2008-08-10
Croatia  97-82  Australia
2008-08-12
Argentina  85-68  Australia
2008-08-14
Australia  106-68  Iran
2008-08-16
Australia  95-80  Russia
2008-08-18
Australia  106-75  Lithuania

Knockout stage

Quarterfinals

2008-08-20
USA  116-85  Australia

Women

Preliminary round

The top four teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinal round.

Group A

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team Pld W L Pts
 Australia 5 5 0 10
 Russia 5 4 1 9
 Korea 5 2 3 7
 Belarus 5 2 3 7
 Latvia 5 1 4 6
 Brazil 5 1 4 6
2008-08-09
Australia  83-64  Belarus
2008-08-11
Australia  80-65  Brazil
2008-08-13
Australia  90-62  Korea
2008-08-15
Australia  96-73  Latvia
2008-08-17
Australia  75-55  Russia

Knockout stage

Quarterfinals

2008-08-19
Australia  79-46  Czech Republic

Semifinals

2008-08-21
China  56-90  Australia

Gold medal match

2008-08-23
USA  92-65  Australia Silver medal icon.svg

Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing

Australia had nine boxers qualify for the Olympics. All qualified at the Oceanian qualifying tournament.[9]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Stephen Sutherland Flyweight  Walid Cherif (CHI)
L 2-14
Did not advance
Luke Boyd Bantamweight  Khumiso Ikgopoleng (BOT)
L 8-18
Did not advance
Paul Fleming Featherweight  Khedafi Djelkhir (FRA)
L 9-13
Did not advance
Anthony Little Lightweight  Indongo (NAM)
W 14-2
 Tishchenko (RUS)
L 3-11
Did not advance
Todd Kidd Light welterweight  Driss Moussaid (MAR)
L 2-23
Did not advance
Gerard O'Mahony Welterweight  Vitalie Grusac (MDA)
L 2-7
Did not advance
Jarrod Fletcher Middleweight  Emilio Correa (CUB)
L 4-17
Did not advance
Bradley Pitt Heavyweight  Mohamed Arjaoui (MAR)
L 6-11
Did not advance
Daniel Beahan Super heavyweight  Ruslan Myrsatayev (KAZ)
L RSC
Did not advance

Canoeing

Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Flatwater

Men

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Torsten Lachmann C-1 500 m 2:00.594 7 Q 1:59.119 7 Did not advance
C-1 1000 m 4:15.188 5 Q 4:09.792 6 Did not advance
Ken Wallace K-1 500 m 1:36.208 2 Q 1:43.340 3 Q 1:37.252 Gold medal icon.svg
K-1 1000 m 3:30.306 2 Q 3:33.255 1 Q 3:27.485 Bronze medal icon.svg
Jacob Clear
Clint Robinson
K-2 500 m 1:31.712 6 Q 1:33.839 7 Did not advance
Clint Robinson
Tony Schumacher
Dave Smith
Tate Smith
K-4 1000 m 3:00.920 5 Q 3:02.743 4 Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chantal Meek K-1 500 m 1:53.374 5 Q 1:54.876 7 Did not advance
Hannah Davis
Lyndsie Fogarty
K-2 500 m 1:45.124 3 QF 1:43.969 6
Hannah Davis
Lyndsie Fogarty
Chantal Meek
Lisa Oldenhof
K-4 500 m 1:36.516 3 QF 1:34.704 Bronze medal icon.svg

Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg Slalom

Men

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final Total Rank
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Robin Bell C-1 88.86 6 87.59 9 176.45 7 Q 91.16 5 Q 89.43 3 180.59 Bronze medal icon.svg
Mark Bellofiore
Lachlan Milne
C-2 104.61 11 98.21 7 202.82 9 Q 104.17 7 Did not advance 7
Warwick Draper K-1 86.28 13 86.30 9 172.58 10 Q 86.09 2 Q 91.76 8 177.85 5

Women

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final Total Rank
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jacqueline Lawrence K-1 103.18 10 96.95 6 200.13 7 Q 103.40 4 103.54 2 206.94 Silver medal icon.svg

Cycling

Australia selected competitors in all four cycling disciplines – BMX[10], mountain biking[11], road racing[12] and track racing[13]. Mountain biker Chris Jongewaard lost his legal appeal to be included in the team after being excluded because of a car accident involving another cyclist for which he was due to face court in late 2008.[14]

Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg BMX

Men
Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jared Graves Individual 36.372 11 4 1 Q 10 3 Q 6 6
Kamakazi Individual 36.492 15 13 4 Q 18 6 Did not advance
Luke Madill Individual 36.795 22 18 7 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Tanya Bailey Individual 38.285 10 22 8 Did not advance
Nicole Callisto Individual 36.717 6 12 4 Q 6 6

Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg Mountain biking

Men

Athlete Event Time Rank
Daniel McConnell Cross-country -2 Laps 39

Women

Athlete Event Time Rank
Dellys Starr Cross-country -2 Laps 26

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Road

Men

Athlete Event Time Rank
Cadel Evans Road race 6:24:11 (+0:22) 15
Time trial 1:03:34.97 (+1:23.54) 5
Simon Gerrans Road race 6:26:17 (+2:28) 37
Matthew Lloyd Road race 6:26:17 (+2:28) 31
Stuart O'Grady Road race Did not finish
Michael Rogers Road race 6:23:49 (+0:00) 6
Time trial 1:04:46.85 (+2:35.42) 8

Women

Athlete Event Time Rank
Katherine Bates Road race Did not finish
Sara Carrigan Road race 3:33:25 (+1:01) 38
Oenone Wood Road race 3:33:17 (+0:53) 29
Time trial 38:53.45 (+4:01.73) 22

Cycling (track) pictogram.svg Track

Sprints

Athlete Event Qualifying 1st Round 2nd Round Semifinal Final
Time
Speed
Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time/Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ryan Bayley Men's sprint 10.362 12 Q  M. Awang (MAS)
10.763 W
 M. Levy (GER)
10.763 L
(3rd in repechage)
Did not advance
Mark French Men's sprint 10.337 10 Q  Theo Bos (NED)
10.959 L
(2nd in repechage)
Did not advance
Anna Meares Women's sprint 11.140 3 Q
 Y. Hijgenaar (NED)
11.663 W
 Sanchez (FRA)
2-0 W
 Shuang (CHN)
2-1 W
 Pendleton (GBR)
0-2 L
Silver medal icon.svg
Ryan Bayley
Dan Ellis
Mark French
Shane Kelly
Men's team sprint 44.335
60.899 km/h
(Ellis,
French,
Kelly)
5 Q  Netherlands (NED)
44.090 W
61.238 km/h
(Bayley, Ellis, French)
 Germany (GER)
44.022 L
61.332 km/h
(Bayley, Ellis, French)
Did not advance 4

Pursuits

Athlete Event Qualifying 1st Round Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Bradley McGee Men's individual pursuit 4:26.084 9 Did not advance
Brett Lancaster Men's individual pursuit 4:26.139 12 Did not advance
Katie Mactier Women's individual pursuit 3:38.178 7 Q 3:37.296 7 Did not advance
From:
Jack Bobridge
Graeme Brown
Mark Jamieson
Brett Lancaster
Bradley McGee
Luke Roberts
Men's team pursuit  Netherlands (NED)
3:58.633
4Q  New Zealand (NZL)
3:59.06 L
4

Keirin

Australian track cyclists Jack Bobridge, Anna Meares and Shane Kelly.
Athlete Event 1st Round 2nd round Final
Rank Rank Rank
Ryan Bayley Men's keirin 1 Q 6 8
Shane Kelly Men's keirin 2 Q 2 Q 4

Points Races

Athlete Event Points Rank
Cameron Meyer Men's points race 36 4
Katherine Bates Women's points race 10 6

Diving pictogram.svg Diving

Australia selected a team of nine divers to compete at the 2008 Olympics:[15]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Matthew Mitcham 3 m Individual Springboard 439.85 15 Q 427.45 16 Did not advance
10 m Individual Platform 509.60 2 Q 532.20 2 Q 537 Gold medal icon.svg
Robert Newbery 3 m Individual Springboard 465.15 6 Q 460.35 11 Q 461.05 9
Mathew Helm 10 m Individual Platform 484.40 5 Q 485.20 6 Q 467.70 6
Robert Newbery
Scott Robertson
3 m Synchronised Springboard 393.60 8
Mathew Helm
Robert Newbery
10 m Synchronised Platform 444.84 4

Women

Athlete Events Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Chantelle Newbery 3 m Individual Springboard 284.85 15 Q 294.45 14 Did not advance
Sharleen Stratton 3 m Individual Springboard 288.00 13 Q 325.90 8 Q 331.00 7
Alex Croak 10 m Individual Platform 383.75 4 Q 250.30 18 Did not advance
Melissa Wu 10 m Individual Platform 340.35 8 Q 331.35 8 Q 338.15 6
Briony Cole
Sharleen Stratton
3 m Synchronised Springboard 311.34 5
Briony Cole
Melissa Wu
10 m Synchronised Platform 335.16 Silver medal icon.svg

Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian

Australia selected a team of twelve equestrians to compete at the 2008 Olympics. Hayley Beresford, Kristy Oatley and Heath Ryan will compete in dressage. Edwina Alexander, Laurie Lever, Peter McMahon and Matt Williams were selected for the jumping competition. Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Sonja Johnson, Megan Jones and Shane Rose were selected for the three-day event.[16][17][18]

Dressage

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Total Score Rank
Hayley Beresford Remlampago Individual 65.583 26 66.320 19 Did not advance
Kristy Oatley Quando Quando Individual 65.750 25 66.080 20 Did not advance
Heath Ryan Greenoaks Dundee Individual 62.541 35 Did not advance
Hayley Beresford
Kristy Oatley
Heath Ryan
as above Team 64.625 8

Eventing

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Clayton Fredericks Ben Along Time Individual 37.00 6 16.40 11 4 =17 4 =11 61.40 7
Lucinda Fredericks Headley Britannia Individual 30.40 1 27.20 31 2 =12 Did not advance 59.60 26
Sonja Johnson Ringwould Jaguar Individual 45.20 23 13.60 6 0 =1 8 =19 66.80 10
Megan Jones Irish Jester Individual 35.40 4 15.60 9 4 =17 4 =11 59.00 4
Shane Rose All Luck Individual 53.30 46 9.20 1 8 =30 Did not advance 70.50 27
Clayton Fredericks
Lucinda Fredericks
Sonja Johnson
Megan Jones
Shane Rose
as above Team 102.80 1 59.20 3 9.20 2 171.20 Silver medal icon.svg

Individual Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Ind. Round 1 Ind. Round 2 Ind. Round 3 Final
Round A Round B Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Edwina Alexander Itot Du Chateau Individual 4 =30 0 4 =8 0 4 =2 4 =11 4 =10 8 =10
Laurie Lever Dan Drossel Individual 1 =14 16 17 =37 4 21 =29 8 =23 Did not advance
Peter McMahon Genoa Individual 4 =30 16 20 =47 Did Not Start
Matt Williams Leconte Individual 4 =30 4 8 =16 17 25 36 4 =11 20 21 24 21

Team Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Qualifying Round Team Final 1 Team Final 2
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Penalties Rank
Edwina Alexander
Laurie Lever
Peter McMahon
Matt Williams
as above Team 9 8 20 =8 21 41 9

Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing

Two fencers will represent Australia in Beijing. Jo Halls will contest the women's individual foil while Amber Parkinson will contest the women's individual épée.[19]

Women

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Amber Parkinson (18) Individual épée  Harada (JPN) (15)
L 9-15
Did not advance
Joanna Halls (32) Individual foil  Compañy (CUB) (33)
L 13-15
Did not advance

Football pictogram.svg Football (soccer)

Men's Team: Australia's under-23 football team, commonly referred to as the 'Olyroos', qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.[20]

The following players were named in the final squad for the 2008 Olympic Games.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Adam Federici January 31, 1985 0 0 England Reading
2 DF Ruben Zadkovich May 23, 1986 19 1 England Derby County FC
3 DF Jade North* January 7, 1982 0 0 Australia Newcastle Jets
4 DF Adrian Leijer March 25, 1986 20 1 England Fulham FC
5 DF Mark Milligan (c) August 4, 1985 18 5
6 MF Stuart Musialik March 29, 1985 12 0 Australia Sydney FC
7 MF David Carney* November 30, 1983 0 0 England Sheffield United
8 MF Kristian Sarkies October 25, 1986 16 7 Australia Adelaide United
9 FW Mark Bridge November 7, 1985 17 3 Australia Sydney FC
10 FW Archie Thompson* October 23, 1978 0 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
11 MF James Troisi July 3, 1988 7 2
12 DF Trent McClenahan February 4, 1985 12 0 England Hereford United
13 DF Matthew Spiranovic June 27, 1988 1 0 Germany 1. FC Nuremberg
14 MF Neil Kilkenny December 19, 1985 6 0 England Leeds United
15 DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley March 11, 1985 21 4 Australia Perth Glory
16 MF Billy Celeski July 14, 1985 6 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
17 FW Nikita Rukavytsya June 22, 1987 6 1 Australia Perth Glory
18 GK Tando Velaphi April 17, 1987 6 0 Australia Perth Glory
*Over Age Players

Results

2008-08-07
17:00
Australia  1 – 1  Serbia Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 36,184
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Zadkovich Goal 69' (Report) Rajković Goal 78'

2008-08-10
17:00
Argentina  1 - 0  Australia Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 38,182
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Lavezzi Goal 76' (Report)

2008-08-13
19:45
Côte d'Ivoire  1 - 0  Australia Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Attendance: 50,437
Referee: Jair Marrufo (USA)
Kalou Goal 81' (Report)
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Australia 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
 Serbia 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1

Women's Team: The Australian women's football team failed to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Gymnastics

Australian gymnasts qualified for Beijing in all three categories: artistic, rhythmic and trampoline. Naazmi Johnston was the only rhythmic gymast to qualify. Ben Wilden was the only trampolinist selected in the squad and Samuel Simpson was the only male artistic gymnast but a full women's artistic gymnastic team of six qualified:[21][22][23]

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic

Men
Athlete Event Apparatus Qualification Final
Vault Floor Pommel horse Rings Parallel bars Horizontal bar Total Rank Total Rank
Samuel Simpson All-around 15.600 14.550 14.000 13.800 14.200 13.475 85.625 39 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Apparatus Qualification Final
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Total Rank Total Rank
Georgia Bonora All-around 14.850 14.500 15.025 14.525 58.900 18 Q 58.950 13
Ashleigh Brennan All-around 14.775 13.700 14.150 14.625 57.250 30 Did not advance
Daria Joura All-around 15.100 15.125 12.475 13.450 56.150 44 Did not advance
Lauren Mitchell All-around 14.725 14.100 14.650 43.475 69 Did not advance
Shona Morgan All-around 14.700 14.500 15.350 14.525 59.075 15 Q 58.800 15
Olivia Vivian All-around 14.925 14.925 96 Did not advance
Georgia Bonora
Ashleigh Brennan
Daria Joura
Lauren Mitchell
Shona Morgan
Olivia Vivian
Team 59.450 58.325 59.050 58.625 235.450 5 Q 176.525 6

Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg Rhythmic

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Rope Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Rope Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Naazmi Johnston Individual 15.300 14.075 14.825 14.800 59.000 22 Did not advance

Gymnastics (trampoline) pictogram.svg Trampoline

Men

Athlete Event Heats Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Ben Wilden Individual 67.10 13th Did not advance

Field hockey pictogram.svg Hockey

The Australian men's and women's hockey teams both qualified for Beijing:[24]

Men's Team

Women's Team

Men

Preliminary Round

The top two teams from each group advance to the Semifinals.

Group B
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Netherlands 13 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10
 Australia 11 5 3 2 0 24 7 +17
 Great Britain 8 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3
 Pakistan 6 5 2 0 3 11 13 -2
 Canada 4 5 1 1 3 10 17 -7
 South Africa 0 5 0 0 5 4 25 -21
Pool Matches
2008-08-11
Australia  6-1  Canada
2008-08-13
Australia  10-0  South Africa
2008-08-15
Australia  3-1  Pakistan
2008-08-17
Australia  2-2  Netherlands
2008-08-19
Australia  3-3  Great Britain
Semifinals
2008-08-21
Australia  2-3  Spain
Bronze medal match
2008-08-23
Bronze medal icon.svg Australia  6-2  Netherlands

Women

Preliminary Round

The top two teams from each group advance to the Semifinals. Australia were eliminated on Goal Difference with China and entered the playoff for 5th/6th.

Group A
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Netherlands 15 5 5 0 0 14 3 +11
 China 10 5 3 1 1 14 4 +10
 Australia 10 5 3 1 1 17 9 +8
 Spain 6 5 2 0 3 4 12 -8
 South Africa 3 5 1 0 4 5 15 -10
 Korea 0 5 0 0 5 10 21 -11
2008-08-10
Australia  5-4  Korea
2008-08-12
Australia  6-1  Spain
2008-08-14
Australia  3-0  South Africa
2008-08-16
Netherlands  2-1  Australia
2008-08-18
China  2-2  Australia

Classification 5th-6th

2008-08-22
Australia  2-0  Great Britain

Judo pictogram.svg Judo

Australia has selected a team of 13 for the 2008 Games:[25]

Men

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze
Medal Contest
Gold
Medal Contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Matthew D'Aquino −60 kg  L. Alexandis (GRE)
         L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Steven Brown −66 kg  Mounir Benamadi (ALG)
         L 0000-1010
Did not advance
Dennis Iverson −73 kg  Sezer Huysuz (TUR)
         L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Mark Anthony −81 kg  Mario Valles (COL)
         L 0000-1010
Did not advance
Daniel Kelly −90 kg  Hiroshi Izumi (JPN)
         L 0000-0010
Did not advance
Matt Celotti −100 kg  Oreydis Despaigne (CUB)
         L 0000-0010
Did not advance
Semir Pepic +100 kg  Y. Ikhsangaliyev (KAZ)
         L 0000-0020
Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze
Medal Contest
Gold
Medal Contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Tiffany Day −48 kg  Paula Pareto (ARG)
         L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Kristie-Anne Ryder −52 kg  Ilse Heylen (BEL)
         L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Maria Pekli −57 kg Bye  B. Baczko (HUN)
W 0101-0100
 Nesria Jelassi (TUN)
W 1011-0000
 Giulia Quintavalle (ITA)
L 0002-0010
 Ketleyn Quadros (BRA)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Catherine Arlove −63 kg  D. Krukower (ARG)
         L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Stephanie Grant −78 kg  M. Levesque (CAN)
         L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Janelle Shepherd +78 kg  M. Torrenti (ITA)
         W 0001-0000
 S.Zuckschwerdt (GER)
W 0110-0000
 Idalys Ortiz (CUB)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern Pentathlon

Alexander Parygin, who won Olympic gold in Atlanta while competing for Kazakhstan, was initially due to be Australia's only male competitor in the modern pentathlon. His qualification was overturned "on technical grounds" by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, when the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain argued that he had failed to meet "eligibility criteria of 5,100 points at the relevant international competition, during the Olympic qualification period".[26] Specifically, Parygin qualified for Beijing during a competition which lacked the equestrian event.[27][28 ] There being no avenue of appeal, Parygin will not compete in Beijing.[29]

Angie Darby made her Olympic debut as the only Australian female in the competition.[30] Darby, having qualified in the same conditions as Parygin, had her participation in the Games open to question, but she competed in the competition.[28 ]

Women

Athlete Shoot Fence Swim Ride Run Overall
Score Points Wins Defeats Points Time Points Time Points Time Points Total Points Rank
Angie Darby 164 904 12 23 688 2:35.59 1056 67.23 1172 11:21.96 996 4816 35

Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing

For the first time, Australia qualified for every rowing event at an Olympics:[31][32]

Men

Athlete(s) Event Heats Quarterfinal
/ Repechage
Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peter Hardcastle Single sculls 7:17.74 2 Q 7:00.09 3 Q 7:32.79 12 7:27.34 12
(6th Final B)
Duncan Free
Drew Ginn
Pairs 6:41.15 1 Q 6:34.29 1 Q 6:37.44 Gold medal icon.svg
Scott Brennan
David Crawshay
Double sculls 6:21.39 1 Q 6:21.50 1 Q 6:27.77 Gold medal icon.svg
Samuel Beltz
Tom Gibson
Lightweight
double sculls
6:19.15 3 R 6:42.42 2 Q 6:32.32 5 6:30.11 10
(4th Final B)
Francis Hegerty
James Marburg
Cameron McKenzie-McHarg
Matt Ryan
Fours 6:00.40 1 Q 5:56.20 2 Q 6:07.85 Silver medal icon.svg
Brendan Long
James McRae
Chris Morgan
Daniel Noonan
Quadruple Sculls 5:36.20 1 Q 5:52.93 4 Q 5:44.68 4
James Chapman
Sam Conrad
David Dennis
Tom Laurich
Samuel Loch
Marty Rabjohns (cox)
Jeremy Stevenson
Stephen Stewart
James Tomkins
Eights 6:55:59 4 R 5:40.31 2 Q 6:35:10 6
Rod Chisholm
Ben Cureton
Anthony Edwards
Todd Skipworth
Lightweight
Fours
5:55.18 3 Q 6:12.38 7 6:05.26 9
(3rd Final B)

Women

Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage
/ Quarterfinal
Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pippa Savage Single sculls 7:57.95 2 Q 7:34.03 3 Q 7:43.98 8 7:53.43 10
(4th Final B)
Sarah Cook
Kim Crow
Pairs 7:44.04 4 R 7:38.48 3 7:40.93 10
(4th Final B)
Sonia Mills
Catriona Sens
Double sculls 7:13.25 4 R 7:04.30 3 7:19.73 8
(2nd Final B)
Amber Halliday
Marguerite Houston
Lightweight
Double sculls
6:53.23 2 Q 7:13.80 9 7:07.17 8
(2nd Final B)
Amber Bradley
Kerry Hore
Amy Ives
Zoe Uphill
Quadruple sculls 6:20.95 4 R 6:41.39 3 Q 6:30.05 6
Natalie Bale
Pauline Frasca
Sarah Heard
Kate Hornsey
Sally Kehoe
Elizabeth Kell
Elizabeth Patrick (cox)
Brooke Pratley
Sarah Tait
Eights 6:07.93 3 R 6:14.45 4 Q 6:14.22 6

Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing

Australia won the 470 class in both men's and women's competition. Pictured here are Elise Rechichi and Nathan Wilmot, the respective skippers.

Australia competed in ten of the eleven sailing events.[33]

Men

Athlete Event Race Score Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Tom Slingsby Laser 21 22 21 22 35 20 12 11 (40) CAN DNQ 164 22
Malcolm Page
Nathan Wilmot
470 4 7 3 3 3 4 5 (16) 3 10 1 2 Gold medal
Iain Murray
Andrew Palfrey
Star 11 (15) 13 15 2 11 10 14 14 8 DNQ 98 14

Women

Athlete Event Race Score Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Jessica Crisp Sailboard 2 4 3 8 1 8 9 (14) 6 5 20 66 5
Sarah Blanck Laser Radial 6 11 7 (19) 4 12 8 1 5 CAN 4 58 4
Tessa Parkinson
Elise Rechichi
470 2 2 4 1 9 4 2 5 3 2 (18) 34 Gold medal
Angela Farrell
Karyn Gojnich
Krystal Weir
Yngling 1 11 6 (12) 7 7 9 8 CAN 22
DSQ
71 10

Open

Athlete Event Race Score Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Anthony Nossiter Finn 11 (22) 8 17 13 21 11 20 CAN DNQ 101 16
Ben Austin
Nathan Outteridge
49er (20) 1 7 3 1 1 6 4 6 12 2 18 CAN 12 73 5
Glenn Ashby
Darren Bundock
Tornado 5 4 3 1 5 (9) 2 8 7 4 10 49 Silver medal icon.svg

Key

  • (X) – Worst result discarded
  • OCS – On the Course Side of the starting line
  • DSQ – Disqualified
  • DNF – Did Not Finish
  • BFD – Black Flag Disqualification
  • CAN – Race cancelled due to bad weather
  • DNQ – Did not qualify

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting

Australia has selected a squad of seventeen sport shooters to contest the 2008 Olympic competition:[34]

Men

Athlete Event Qualification Final Rank
Score Rank Score Total
Ben Burge 10 m air rifle 576 49 Did not advance 49
50 m rifle Prone 588 40 Did not advance 40
50 m Rifle
Three Positions
1152 40 Did not advance 40
Matthew Inabinet 10 m air rifle 579 47 Did not advance 47
50 m Rifle
Three Positions
1141 45 Did not advance 45
Warren Potent 50 m rifle Prone 595 4 105.5 700.5 Bronze medal icon.svg
David Moore 10 m air pistol 571 36 Did not advance 36
50 m pistol 546 35 Did not advance 35
Daniel Repacholi 10 m air pistol 573 32 Did not advance 32
50 m pistol 540 41 Did not advance 41
Bruce Quick 25 m rapid fire pistol 560 17 Did not advance 17
George Barton Skeet 116 17 Did not advance 17
Paul Rahman Skeet 110 30 Did not advance 30
Michael Diamond Trap 119(+3) 5 23 142(+2) 4
Craig Henwood Trap 109 31 Did not advance 31
Russell Mark Double Trap 136(+6) 6 45 181 5

Women

Athlete Event Qualification Final Rank
Score Rank Score Total
Sue McCready 10 m air rifle 386 42 Did not advance 42
50 m rifle
three positions
550 43 Did not advance 43
Robyn Van Nus 10 m air rifle 384 44 Did not advance 44
50 m rifle
three positions
566 40 Did not advance 40
Dina Aspandiyarova 10 m air pistol 375 36 Did not advance 36
25 m pistol 571 33 Did not advance 33
Lalita Yauhleuskaya 10 m air pistol 381 18 Did not advance 18
25 m pistol 581 14 Did not advance 14
Natalia Rahman skeet 66 11 Did not advance 11
Stacy Roiall trap 62 14 Did not advance 14

Softball pictogram.svg Softball

The Australian softball team has qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The team selected to compete in the games is:[35]

Group Stage

Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated

The top four teams will advance to the semifinal round.

Team Pts Pld W L RS RA WIN% GB
 United States 14 7 7 0 53 1 1.000 -
 Japan 12 7 6 1 23 13 .857 1
 Australia 10 7 5 2 30 11 .714 2
 Canada 6 7 3 4 17 23 .429 4
 China 4 7 2 5 19 21 .286 5
 Chinese Taipei 4 7 2 5 10 23 .286 5
 Venezuela 4 7 2 5 15 35 .286 5
 Netherlands 2 7 1 6 8 48 .143 6
2008-08-12
Japan  4-3  Australia
2008-08-13
United States  3-0  Australia
2008-08-14
Australia  3-1  China
2008-08-15
Australia  3-1  Chinese Taipei
2008-08-16
Australia  8-0  Netherlands
2008-08-17
Australia  4-0  Canada
2008-08-18
Australia  9-2  Venezuela

Semifinal

2008-08-20
Australia  5-3  Canada

Preliminary Final

2008-08-20
Japan  4-3  Australia Bronze medal icon.svg

Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming

Australia sent 43 swimmers to Beijing.[36] The Men's team won 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals, while the Women's team won 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals and set 4 World Records.

The members of the swim team [37] and their results were :

Men

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position
Leith Brodie 200 m individual medley 1:59.96 15 Q 2:00.57 14 Did not advance
Ashley Callus 50 m freestyle 22.11 13 Q 21.68 3 Q 21.62 5
Ashley Delaney 100 m backstroke 54.08 9 Q 53.76 8 Q 53.31 5
200 m backstroke 1:57.87 9 Q 1:57.73 10 Did not advance
Grant Hackett 400 m freestyle 3:44.03 5 Q 3:43.84 6
1500 m freestyle 14:38.92 1 Q 14:41.53 Silver medal icon.svg
Ky Hurst 10 km open water 1:52:13.7 11
Andrew Lauterstein 100 m butterfly 51.37 6 Q 51.27 3 Q 51.12 Bronze medal icon.svg
Kenrick Monk 200 m freestyle 1:48.17 22 Did not advance
Travis Nederpelt 200 m butterfly 1:56.64 18 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:15.37 14 Did not advance
Adam Pine 100 m butterfly 52.07 17 Did not advance
Brenton Rickard 100 m breaststroke 59.89 4 Q 59.65 3 Q 59.74 5
200 m breaststroke 2:11.00 13 Q 2:09.72 4 Q 2:08.88 Silver medal icon.svg
Christian Sprenger 100 m breaststroke 1:00.36 10 Q 1:00.76 14 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:12.56 26 Did not advance
Nicholas Sprenger 200 m freestyle 1:47.64 12 Q 1:47.80 12 Did not advance
Craig Stevens 400 m freestyle 3:50.22 25 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 15:04.82 15 Did not advance
Hayden Stoeckel 100 m backstroke 53.93 7 Q 52.97 1 Q 53.18 Bronze medal icon.svg
200 m backstroke 1:57.15 6 Q 1:56.73 7 Q 1:56.39 6
Eamon Sullivan 50 m freestyle 21.79 7 Q 21.75 6 Q 21.65 6
100 m freestyle 47.80 1 Q 47.05 (WR) 1 Q 47.32 Silver medal icon.svg
Matt Targett 100 m freestyle 48.40 11 Q 47.88 4 Q 48.20 7
Leith Brodie
Ashley Callus
Andrew Lauterstein
Patrick Murphy
Eamon Sullivan
Matt Targett
4 × 100 m freestyle 3:12.41
(Lauterstein,
Brodie,
Murphy,
Targett)
3 Q 3:09.91
(Sullivan,
Lauterstein,
Callus,
Targett)
Bronze medal icon.svg
Grant Brits
Leith Brodie
Nicholas Ffrost
Grant Hackett
Patrick Murphy
Kirk Palmer
4 × 200 m freestyle 7:08.41
(Ffrost,
Brits,
Palmer,
Brodie)
6 Q 7:04.98
(Murphy,
Hackett,
Brits,
Ffrost)
Bronze medal icon.svg
Ashley Delaney
Andrew Lauterstein
Adam Pine
Brenton Rickard
Christian Sprenger
Hayden Stoeckel
Eamon Sullivan
Matt Targett
4 × 100 m medley 3:32.76
(Delaney,
Sprenger,
Pine,
Targett)
2 Q 3:30.04
(Stoeckel,
Rickard,
Lauterstein,
Sullivan)
Silver medal icon.svg

Women

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position
Bronte Barratt 200 m freestyle 1:57.75 10 Q 1:57.55 5 Q 1:57.83 7
400 m freestyle 4:04.16 5 Q 4:05.05 7
Cate Campbell 50 m freestyle 24.20 1 Q 24.42 2 Q 24.17 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m freestyle 54.55 13 Q 54.54 10 Did not advance
Alicia Coutts 200 m individual medley 2:11.55 1 Q 2:12.03 5 Q 2:11.43 5
Sophie Edington 100 m backstroke 1:00.65 14 Q 1:01.05 13 Did not advance
Sally Foster 200 m breaststroke 2:25.54 10 Q 2:26.33 9 Did not advance
Melissa Gorman 800 m freestyle 8:32.34 17 Did not advance
10 km open water 2:00:33.6 15
Samantha Hamill 400 m individual medley 4:41.89 22 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:08.83 13 Q 2:09.58 12 Did not advance
Belinda Hocking 200 m backstroke 2:09.54 11 Q 2:08.80 6 Q 2:10.12 8
Leisel Jones 100 m breaststroke 1:05.64 1 Q 1:05.80 1 Q 1:05.17 Gold medal icon.svg
200 m breaststroke 2:23.81 2 Q 2:23.04 2 Q 2:22.05 Silver medal icon.svg
Linda MacKenzie 200 m freestyle 1:57.96 12 Q 1:58.19 12 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:05.91 10 Did not advance
Meagen Nay 200 m backstroke 2:08.79 3 Q 2:08.09 3 Q 2:08.84 7
Kylie Palmer 800 m freestyle 8:22.81 5 Q 8:26.39 6
Stephanie Rice 200 m individual medley 2:12.07 6 Q 2:10.58 2 Q 2:08.45 (WR) Gold medal icon.svg
400 m individual medley 4:35.11 3 Q 4:29.45 (WR) Gold medal icon.svg
Emily Seebohm 100 m backstroke 1:00.27 9 Q 1:00.31 9 Did not advance
Jessicah Schipper 100 m butterfly 57.58 1 Q 57.43 3 Q 57.25 Bronze medal icon.svg
200 m butterfly 2:08.11 11 Q 2:06.34 2 Q 2:06.26 Bronze medal icon.svg
Libby Trickett 50 m freestyle 24.67 4 Q 24.47 5 Q 24.25 4
100 m freestyle 53.99 6 Q 54.10 8 Q 53.16 Silver medal icon.svg
100 m butterfly 58.37 12 Q 57.05 1 Q 56.73 Gold medal icon.svg
Tarnee White 100 m breaststroke 1:07.83 7 Q 1:07.48 4 Q 1:07.63 6
Cate Campbell
Alice Mills
Shayne Reese
Melanie Schlanger
Libby Trickett
4 × 100 m freestyle 3:37.81
(Campbell,
Mills,
Schlanger,
Reese)
6 Q 3:35.05
(Campbell,
Mills,
Schlanger,
Trickett)
Bronze medal icon.svg
Angie Bainbridge
Bronte Barratt
Lara Davenport
Felicity Galvez
Linda MacKenzie
Kylie Palmer
Melanie Schlanger
Stephanie Rice
4 × 200 m freestyle 7:55.10
(Galvez,
Bainbridge,
Schlanger,
Davenport)
6 Q 7:44.31 (WR)
(Rice,
Barratt,
Palmer,
MacKenzie)
Gold medal icon.svg
Felicity Galvez
Liesel Jones
Shayne Reese
Jessicah Schipper
Emily Seebohm
Lisbeth Trickett
Tarnee White
4 × 100 m medley 3:57.94
(Seebohm,
White,
Galvez
Reese)
1 Q 3.52.69 (WR)
(Seebohm,
Jones,
Schipper
Trickett)
Gold medal icon.svg

Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg Synchronised swimming

Australia has qualified both a duet and a group entry in synchronized swimming.[38]

Athlete Event Technical Routine Free Routine (Preliminary) Free Routine (Final)
Points Rank Points Rank Total Points Rank Points Rank Total Points Rank
Myriam Glez
Erika Leal-Ramirez
Duet 41.250 21 41.584 21 82.834 21 Did not progress
Eloise Amberger
Coral Bentley
Sarah Bombell
Tamika Domrow
Myriam Glez
Erika Leal-Ramirez
Tarren Otte
Samantha Reid
Bethany Walsh
Team 40.417 7 41.750 7 82.167 7

Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis

Australia has qualified both men's and women's table tennis teams for Beijing. Each team includes three competitors. The men's team is Kyle Davis, William Henzell and David Zalcberg. The women's team is Jian Fang Lay, Miao Miao and Stephanie Sang.[39]

Men

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3/4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Kyle Davis Singles  Ahmed Ali Saleh (EGY)
L 7-11 6-11 12-10 7-11 8-11
Did not advance
William Henzell Singles  Idir Khourta (ALG)
W 8-11 11-3 11-2 11-5 11-8
 Jens Lundqvist (SWE)
W 15-13 11-9 8-11 5-11 12-10 11-3
 Yoon Jae Young (KOR)
L 11-4 11-7 9-11 12-10 5-11 7-11 4-11
Did not advance
David Zalcberg Singles  Doan Kien Quoc (VIE)
L 8-11 7-11 10-12 5-11
Did not advance
Men's Team

August 13

Australia 0–3 Austria

August 14

Australia 0–3 China
Australia 0–3 Greece
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team (Group A) Pts Pld W L GW GL
China 6 3 3 0 27 5
Austria 4 3 2 1 20 11
Greece 2 3 1 2 12 18
Australia 0 3 0 3 2 27

Women

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3/4 Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Jian Fang Lay Singles  Aggarwal Neha (IND)
W 10-12 11-8 13-11 11-8 11-4
 Sandra Paovic (CRO)
L 11-5 9-11 10-12 12-10 14-12 4-11 9-11
Did not advance
Miao Miao Singles  Cecilia Otu Offiong (NGR)
W 11-7 11-5 11-5 14-12
 Irina Kotikhina (RUS)
W 11-9 15-13 5-11 10-12 11-8 4-11 11-9
 Dang Ye-Seo (KOR)
L 3-11 11-7 3-11 6-11 6-11
Did not advance
Stephanie Sang Singles  Bose Kaffo (NGR)
W 11-8 10-12 11-9 11-2 11-7
 Svetlana Ganina (RUS)
W (W.O.)
 Wu Xue (DOM)
L 5-11 11-13 9-11 6-11
Did not advance
Women's Team

August 13

Australia 0–3 Japan

August 14

Australia 0–3 South Korea
Australia 0–3 Spain
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team (Group D) Pts Pld W L GW GL
South Korea 6 3 3 0 27 6
Japan 4 3 2 1 25 21
Spain 2 3 1 2 20 23
Australia 0 3 0 3 5 27

Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo

Four Australians have qualified for the Beijing Olympics. Ryan Carneli will compete in the men's under 58 kg division and Burak Hasan in the men's 58–68 kg division. Carmen Marton will compete in the women's over 67 kg division and Tina Morgan in the women's 57–67 kg division.[40]

Men

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
Round 1
Repechage
Bronze medal match
Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Ryan Carneli −58 kg  Go Tsholmlee (PHI)
W 1-0
 C. Khawlaor (THA)
L 0-2
Did not advance
Burak Hasan −68 kg  Peter Lopez (PER)
L 1-3
Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
Round 1
Repechage
Bronze medal match
Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Tina Morgan −67 kg  Karine Sergerie (CAN)
L 0-0 (SUP: Won by Superiority)
Did not advance  Vanina Sánchez (ARG)
W 9-2
 Gwladys Épangue (FRA)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Carmen Marton +67 kg  Lorena Benitez (ECU)
W 2-0
 Natália Falavigna (BRA)
L 2-5
Did not advance

Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis

Australia has qualified two men and three women for the singles competition in Beijing while two doubles pairs have qualified in each of the men's and women's draws. The team is:[41][42]

Men

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Chris Guccione Singles  James Blake (USA)
L 3-6 6-7(3-7)
Did not advance
Lleyton Hewitt Singles  Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
W 7-5 7-6(7-2)
 R Nadal (ESP)
L 1-6 2-6
Did not advance
Chris Guccione
Lleyton Hewitt
Doubles  A Calleri (ARG)
 J Monaco (ARG)
W 4-, 7-6(4) 18-16
 R Nadal (ESP)
 T Robredo (ESP)
W 6-2 7-6(5)
 B Bryan (USA)
 M Bryan (USA)
L 4-6 3-6
Did not advance
Paul Hanley
Jordan Kerr
Doubles  S Aspelin (SWE)
 T Johansson (SWE)
L 6(7)-7 3-6
Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Casey Dellacqua Singles  G Dulko (ARG)
W 6-3 6-4
 V Azarenka (BLR)
L 2-6 2-6
Did not advance
Alicia Molik Singles  MJ Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
L 1-6 1-6
Did not advance
Samantha Stosur Singles  S Errani (ITA)
W 6-3 6-2
 S Williams (USA)
L 2-6 0-6
Did not advance
Casey Dellacqua
Alicia Molik
Doubles  F Pennetta (ITA)
 F Schiavone (ITA)
L 4-6 4-6
Did not advance
Samantha Stosur
Rennae Stubbs
Doubles  P Kvitova (CZE)
 L Safarova (CZE)
W 6-1 6-0
 A Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  V Ruano Pascual (ESP)
L 6-4 4-6 4-6
Did not advance

Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon

Five Australians were selected to compete in the triathlon at the 2008 Olympics. Courtney Atkinson and Brad Kahlefeldt will contest the men's competition while Erin Densham, Emma Moffatt and Emma Snowsill will battle it out for the women's title.[43]

Men

Athlete Event Swim Cycling Run Total Rank
Courtney Atkinson Men's 18.06 59.08 32.00 1.50.10 11
Brad Kahlefeldt Men's 18.17 58.56 32.26 1.50.36 16

Women

Athlete Event Swim Cycling Run Total Rank
Erin Densham Women's 20.54 1.05.27 35.46 2.03.08 22
Emma Moffatt Women's 19.55 1.04.12 34.46 1.59.55 Bronze medal icon.svg
Emma Snowsill Women's 19.51 1.04.20 33.17 1.58.27 Gold medal icon.svg

Volleyball

Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach

Two teams qualified for the Olympics. The women's team Barnett-Cook (Tamsin Barnett and Natalie Cook), and the men's team Schacht-Slack (Andrew Schacht and Joshua Slack).

Men

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Andrew Schacht
Joshua Slack
(10)
Doubles  Geor - Gia (GEO)

W 21-17,21-19

 Fernandes - Morais (ANG)
W 21-15,21-9

 Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA)
L 14-21, 17-21

2nd in Group  Schuil - Nummerdor (NED)
L 16-21, 14-21
Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Tamsin Barnett
Natalie Cook
(10)
Doubles  Uryadova - Shiryaeva (RUS)
W 21-8, 19-21, 15-12

 Saka - Rtvelo (GEO)
W 21-18, 21-12

 Larissa - Ana Paula (BRA)
W 23-21, 23-21
1st in Group  Koutroumanidou - Tsiartsiani (GRE)
W 22-20, 19-21, 15-12
 Ribeiro - Rocha (BRA)
L 22-24, 14-21
Did not advance

Water polo pictogram.svg Water Polo

Australia has chosen two squads of 13 to contest the men's and women's waterpolo at the Olympics. The squads include three sets of siblings: Jamie & Gemma Beadsworth, the Santoromito sisters and the Rippon sisters. Kate Gynther is also a stepsister of the Rippons. Bronwen and Emma Knox are unrelated. The squads are:[44]

Men's Team

Women's Team

Men

Preliminary round (Group A)

The top team qualifies directly for the Semi Finals. Teams finishing 2nd and 3rd qualify for the quarter-finals. Teams finishing 4th, 5th and 6th playoff for minor placings.

Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7-10
Will play for places 9-12
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 4 3 1 0 48 33 +15 7
 Spain 4 3 0 1 42 28 +14 6
 Montenegro 4 2 1 1 38 28 +10 5
 Australia 4 2 0 2 40 35 +5 4
 Greece 4 1 0 3 33 46 -13 2
 Canada 4 0 0 4 18 49 -31 0
2008-08-10
Australia  12-8  Greece
2008-08-12
Spain  9-8  Australia
2008-08-14
Australia  8-5  Canada
2008-08-16
Hungary  13-12  Australia
2008-08-18
Montenegro  5-5  Australia

Classification 7th-10th

2008-08-22
Australia  17-16  Italy

Classification 7th-8th

2008-08-24
Australia  8-9  Greece

Women

Preliminary round (Group B)

The top team qualifies directly for the Semi Finals. Teams finishing 2nd and 3rd qualify for the quarter-finals. The team that finishes 4th plays off for minor placings.

Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7-8
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 28 20 +8 5
 Australia 3 2 1 0 25 22 +3 5
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 27 27 +0 2
 Greece 3 0 0 3 16 27 -11 0

Group Games

2008-08-11
Australia  8-6  Greece
2008-08-13
Hungary  7-7  Australia
2008-08-15
Australia  10-9  Netherlands

Quarter Final

2008-08-17
Australia  12-11  China

Semi Final

2008-08-19
United States  9-8  Australia

Bronze Medal Match

2008-08-21
Australia  Bronze medal icon.svg 9-9 (3-2 PSO)  Hungary

Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting

Two Australians will compete in the weightlifting at Beijing. Damon Kelly will lift in the men's over 105 kg class and Deborah Lovely in women's over 75 kg class.[45]

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Damon Kelly +105 kg 165 kg 11 221 kg 9 386 kg 9

Women

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Deborah Lovely +75 kg 113 kg 8 135 kg 8 248 kg 8

Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling

Four wrestlers represented Australia at the 2008 Games:[46].[47] None of them made it past the qualification round.

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Ali Abdo −74 kg  Ahmet Gulhan (TUR)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Sandeep Kumar −84 kg  Yusup Abdusalomov (TJK)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Women's Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Kyla Bremner −48 kg  Hyung-Joo Kim (KOR)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Hassan Shahsavan −74 kg  Roman Melyoshin (KAZ)
L 1-3
Did not advance

Media coverage

In Australia, both the Seven Network and SBS TV provided television coverage of the games. Live web video streaming of selected events was provided by Yahoo!7. Radio station 2GB held the exclusive Sydney radio rights through the Seven Network, while in other capital cities commercial partners were joined by ABC Local Radio in providing radio coverage. Additionally, Telstra broadcast Seven's coverage and that of selected events to 3G mobile phones via the Next G network.

An estimated eight million viewers in Australia watched the televised broadcast of the Opening Ceremony, the largest number ever, surpassing that of the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony.[48] Seven was the only network to televise the Opening Ceremony in Australia.

Seven has been criticised for broadcasting Australian Football League games in lieu of Olympic events with Australian athletes in contention for medals, as well as for the quality of their coverage in general.[49][50] The network cited existing contractual obligations for their AFL scheduling.[51] In response, the AFL made concessions to Seven that allowed more Olympics coverage to be broadcast in certain markets.[52]

During the closing days of the games, Seven and the rival Nine Network engaged in a "bidding war" to secure athletes, particularly gold medalists, for exclusive contracts to appear on their respective programs. Stephanie Rice signed a $800,000 two-year contract with Seven, and as a result withdrew (along with several other athletes) from being filmed for Nine's 60 Minutes hours before the show.[53] Both networks are fighting for the lead in the Australian television ratings and, whilst Seven has broadcast the last several Olympics, Nine will be co-broadcasting with Foxtel the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

The International Olympic Committee later awarded Seven its Golden Rings Award for "Best Olympic Programme". The award is given for the best overall Olympic coverage.[54]

See also

External links

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