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Australia had a storied past successful Olympic way and field, though medals person been acold harder to travel by successful the modern era. Here are the athletes who person medalled for Australia astatine the Games, including 4 golden medallists. A genuinely talented Aussie athletics squad is tipped to adhd to the tally astatine immoderate constituent during the Tokyo Olympics.

By Tim Elbra|1:29am Aug 03, 2021

 Dane Bird Smith, 20km walk

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Rio 2016: Dane Bird Smith, 20km walk

Australia's Dane Bird-Smith raises the nationalist emblem successful triumph aft winning bronze successful the 20km locomotion astatine Rio 2016. Bird Smith trailed China's Wang Zhen and Cai Zelin, finishing conscionable 23 seconds down the golden medal position.

 Jared Tallent, 50km walk

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Rio 2016: Jared Tallent, 50km walk

Jared Tallent shows disconnected his metallic medal from the 50km locomotion astatine the Rio 2016 Olympics. It was the 4th Olympic medal for Tallent, who trailed Slovakian golden medallist Matej Toth by 18 seconds. Japan's Hirooki Arai placed third.

 Mitchell Watt, agelong  jump

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London 2012: Mitchell Watt, agelong jump

Australia's Mitchell Watt lands successful the agelong leap pit during the London 2012 Olympics. Watt soared to a champion leap of 8.16m, trailing lone English leader Greg Rutherford (8.31m). USA's Will Claye was 3rd (8.12m).

 Jared Tallent, 50km walk

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London 2012: Jared Tallent, 50km walk

Jared Tallent receives his London 2012 Olympic golden medal connected June 17, 2016 successful Melbourne. Tallent claimed metallic astatine the Games themselves and was yet elevated to golden aft Russian contention victor Sergey Kirdyapkin was stripped of his medal for investigating affirmative to banned substances. Justice, 4 years later, for the decorated Aussie.

 Sally Pearson, 100m hurdles

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London 2012: Sally Pearson, 100m hurdles

Sally Pearson shows disconnected her 100m hurdles golden medal astatine the London 2012 Olympics. Having won metallic astatine Beijing 2008, ran an Olympic grounds 12.35 to bushed American Dawn Harper by conscionable 0.02. USA's Kellie Wells was third. Pearson was flooded with emotion arsenic her fable was cemented.

 Jared Tallent, 20km walk

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Beijing 2008: Jared Tallent, 20km walk

Jared Tallent poses with his bronze medal from the 20km locomotion astatine the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Tallent trailed Russia's Valeriy Borchin and Ecuador's Jefferson Perez successful placing third, which gave him a medal successful some locomotion races astatine that variation of the Games.

 Jared Tallent, 50km walk

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Beijing 2008: Jared Tallent, 50km walk

Jared Tallent raises the Australian emblem aft winning metallic successful the 50km locomotion astatine the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Tallent claimed his archetypal Games medal successful the event, trailing Italy's Alex Schwazer, who acceptable an Olympic grounds of 3:37.09. Russia's Denis Nizhegorodov was third.

 Sally McLellan, 100m hurdles

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Beijing 2008: Sally McLellan, 100m hurdles

Sally McLellan explodes successful joyousness aft winning metallic successful the 100m hurdles astatine the Beijing 2008 Olympics. McLellan trailed American prima Dawn Harper by conscionable 0.10 successful clocking 12.64. Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep recorded the aforesaid clip arsenic the Aussie but McLellan was awarded metallic successful a photograph finish.

 Steven Hooker, rod  vault

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Beijing 2008: Steven Hooker, rod vault

Steven Hooker roars successful triumph aft winning golden successful the rod vault astatine the Beijing 2008 Olympics. In 1 of the large clutch performances, Hooker cleared his last effort astatine 5.80m, 5.85m and 5.90m; the past of which gave him triumph implicit Russia's Yevgeny Lukyanenko. Hooker past raised the barroom to an Olympic grounds 5.96m - and again cleared it connected his last attempt. Ukraine's Denys Yurchenko was 3rd but aboriginal mislaid his bronze medal to USA's Derek Miles owed to a affirmative doping test.

 Jane Saville, 20km walk

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Athens 2004: Jane Saville, 20km walk

Jane Saville grins with her bronze medal astatine the Athens 2004 Olympics. Saville was backing up astatine the Games aft the heartbreak of Sydney 2000, wherever she was disqualified portion heading into the stadium with a golden medal successful her grasp. She produced a superb contention to decorativeness adjacent down Greece's Athanasia Tsoumeleka and Russia's Olimpiada Ivanova.

 Nathan Deakes, 20km walk

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Athens 2004: Nathan Deakes, 20km walk

Aussie Nathan Deakes hugs metallic medallist Francisco Javier Fernandez of Spain aft finishing 3rd successful the 20km locomotion astatine the Athens 2004 Olympics. Deakes was 22 seconds down Italian golden medallist Ivano Brugnetti .

 Australian 4x400m relay

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Athens 2004: Australian 4x400m relay

Australia's Patrick Dwyer, Mark Ormrod, Clinton Hill, and John Steffensen observe with their metallic medals astatine the Athens 2004 Olympics. The Aussie quartet had a stellar tally successful the 4x400m relay, trailing lone the USA, portion Nigeria finished third. It was Australia's archetypal Olympic medal successful a men's way lawsuit since Rick Mitchell's metallic successful the 400m astatine Moscow 1980.

 Jai Taurima, agelong  jump

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Sydney 2000: Jai Taurima, agelong jump

'Jumpin' Jai Taurima celebrates a metallic medal-winning show connected location ungraded astatine the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Taurima, whose grooming authorities included a packet of cigarettes per day, was a larrikin who revelled successful beforehand of the large crowd. He jumped 8.49m and trailed lone Cuba large Ivan Pedroso (8.55m) successful Sydney. Ukraine's Roman Shchurenko (8.31m) was third.

 Tatiana Gregorieva, rod  vault

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Sydney 2000: Tatiana Gregorieva, rod vault

Tatiana Gregorieva celebrates with the Australian emblem aft winning metallic successful the rod vault astatine the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Gregorieva competed connected the aforesaid nighttime arsenic Cathy Freeman's iconic 400m tally and earned her ain portion of folklore. She trailed lone USA's Stacy Dragila, who cleared an Olympic grounds 4.60m. The Aussie had a champion of 4.55m, to bushed Iceland's Vala Flosadóttir (4.50m).

 Cathy Freeman, 400m

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Sydney 2000: Cathy Freeman, 400m

Cathy Freeman shows disconnected her 400m golden medal astatine the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Freeman's tally volition everlastingly beryllium 1 of the top moments successful Australia's sporting history. Having lit the Olympic occurrence to unfastened her location Games, Freeman carried the hopes of a nation. She wore a full-length hooded bodysuit for the last and she delivered glory. The Indigenous icon ran 49.11, beating location Jamaica's Lorraine Graham and Great Britain's Katharine Merry. Freeman was a metallic medallist successful the 400m astatine Atlanta 1996 and made the measurement up to go champion.

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