Australia

History

Australia made its Summer Olympic debut at the first games in 1896. The nation has made an appearance at all the games though competed in a combined team with New Zealand known as Australasia during the 1908 and 1912 games. They have hosted the games twice; in Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000. Australia usually sends one of the largest teams to the Summer Olympics, with over 400 athletes participating at each edition since 1996. Those athletes take part in most of the sports on the program with the largest teams appearing in athletics, cycling, rowing and swimming along with various team sports.

The nation has won around 500 medals in its history, making it one of the most successful countries to compete. This is also quite notable given Australia’s lower population relative to the other most successful nations. With the exception of the 1904 games Australia has medaled at every single Olympics it has participated in. Swimming is a huge source of Australia’s success, accounting for 188 medals. It is also the sport of Australia’s most successful athletes including Ian Thorpe and Liesel Jones whom have won nine medals each. Australia has also had success in athletics, cycling and rowing, winning 40 or more medals in each sport.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual David Barnes
Ryan Tyack
Taylor Worth
Men’s Team David Barnes
Ryan Tyack
Taylor Worth

Artistic Swimming

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Team Hannah Burkhill
Hannah Cross
Jane Fruzynski
Alessandra Ho
Kirsten Kinash
Rachel Presser
Emily Rogers
Rose Stackpole
Amie Thompson
Kazia Zenke
Women’s Duet From Team Quota

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 1500m Stewart McSweyn
Men’s 5000m Stewart McSweyn
Patrick Tiernan
Men’s 20km Walk Dane Bird-Smith
Rhydian Cowley
Men’s Marathon Brett Robinson
Jack Rayner

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 800m Catriona Bisset
Women’s 1500m Jessica Hull
Women’s 100m Hurdles Sally Pearson
Women’s 20km Walk Katie Hayward
Jemina Montag
Women’s Marathon Sinead Diver
Ellie Pashley
Milly Clark
Women’s High Jump Nicola McDermott
Women’s Javelin Throw Kelsey-Lee Barber

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 3m Springboard Maddison Keeney
Esther Qin
Men’s 10m Platform Cassiel Rousseau
Women’s 10m Platform Melissa Wu

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Alexis Hellyer
Horse: Bluefields Floreno
Brett Parbery
Horse: DP Weltmieser
Mary Hanna
Horse: Boogie Woogie 6
Kristy Oatley
Horse: Du Solei
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Andrew Hoy
Horse: Vassily de Lassos
Christopher Burton
Horse: Cooley Lands
Shane Rose
Horse: Virgil
Emma McNab
Horse: Fernhill Tabasco
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Jamie Kermond
Horse: Yandoo Oaks Constellation
Scott Keach
Horse: Fedor
Billy Raymont
Horse: Oaks Redwood
Rowan Willis
Horse: Blue Movie

Rugby Sevens

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Qualified Via Rankings

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Matthew Wearn
Women’s Laser Radial Zoe Thomson
Men’s 470 Mathew Belcher
William Ryan
Women’s 470 Nia Jerwood
Monique Devries
Women’s 49erFX Natasha Bryant
Annie Wilmot
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Nathan Outteridge
Haylee Outteridge

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Trap James Willett
Women’s Trap
(1) (2)
Laetisha Scanlan
Penny Smith
Mixed Team Trap Eligible to compete

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Cameron McEvoy
Men’s 100m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 400m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 800m Freestyle Jack McLoughlin
Mack Horton
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Jack McLoughlin
Men’s 100m Backstroke Mitch Larkin
William Yang
Men’s 200m Backstroke Mitch Larkin
Tristan Hollard
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Matthew Wilson
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 100m Butterfly Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Butterfly David Morgan
Grant Irvine
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Cameron McEvoy
Clyde Lewis
Alexander Graham
Kyle Chalmers
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Clyde Lewis
Kyle Chalmers
Alexander Graham
Mack Horton
Jack McLoughlin
Thomas Fraser-Holmes
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Mitch Larkin
Matthew Wilson
Matthew Temple
Kyle Chalmers
Clyde Lewis

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 400m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 800m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Backstroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Backstroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Jessica Hansen
Abbey Harkin
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Butterfly Emma McKeon
Brianna Throssell
Women’s 200m Butterfly Brianna Throssell
Laura Taylor
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Bronte Campbell
Brianna Throssell
Emma McKeon
Cate Campbell
Madison Wilson
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Ariarne Titmus
Madison Wilson
Brianna Throssell
Emma McKeon
Leah Neale
Kiah Melverton
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Minna Atherton
Jessica Hansen
Emma McKeon
Cate Campbell
Kaylee McKeown
Brianna Throssell
Madison Wilson
Women’s 10km Open Water Kareena Lee

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Mitch Larkin
Matthew Wilson
Emma McKeon
Cate Campbell
Minna Atherton
Matthew Temple
Bronte Campbell