Australian Aths History

Australia at the Games

Olympic Games - 1936       Berlin, Germany (2-9 Aug)
Games of the XI Olympiad      

Men   Event   Position   Result
Gerald BACKHOUSE (Vic)    800 metres   8/43   Ht4 1st 1:57.7; SF2 2nd 1:53.2; Final 8th Time unknown
    1500 metres     Ht3 7th Time unknown
Basil DICKINSON (NSW)    Long Jump     Did not compete
    Triple Jump   16/31   Qual 14.48m; Final 16th 14.48m
John 'Jack' METCALFE (NSW)    High Jump   12/40   =12th 1.85m
    Long Jump     Did not compete
    Triple Jump   3/31   Qual 15.20m; Final 3rd 15.50m
Alfred 'Alf' WATSON (Vic)    110 metres Hurdles   14/31   Ht6 4th 15.1
    400 metres Hurdles   14/32   Ht3 3rd 54.5
Frederick 'Fred' WOODHOUSE (Vic)    Pole Vault     Did not compete
Women   Event   Position   Result
Doris CARTER (Vic)    High Jump   5/17   =5th 1.55m

Overall Team Rank: 15 (10pts)
Men's Team Rank: 19
Women's Team Rank: 12

775 athletes participated from 44 countries


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