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Facts and figures of the female Australian Olympians:

Female Australian Olympians

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Five Australian female Olympians have competed at or been selected for 5 Olympic Games - Natalie Cook (Summer - Beach Volleyball); Mary Hanna (Summer - Equestrian); Jian Fang-Lay (Summer - Table Tennis); Jacqui Cooper (Winter - Aerial Skiing) and Lydia Lassila (Winter - Aerial Skiing)

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Most medals won (Summer) - Leisel Jones has won 9 Swimming medals (3 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze).

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Most medals won (Winter) - Torah Bright (Snowboard, Halfpipe - 1 gold & 1 silver) Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing, Aerials - 1 gold & 1 bronze) and Lydia Lassila (Freestyle Skiing, Aerials - 1 gold & 1 bronze) all won two winter medals.

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Most gold medals at a Games - Betty Cuthbert (Athletics - Melbourne 1956), Shane Gould (Swimming - Munich 1972), Jodie Henry (Swimming - Athens 2004), Petria Thomas (Swimming - Athens 2004) and Stephanie Rice (Beijing 2008) all won three gold medals at a single Olympic Games.

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Most medals at a Games - Shane Gould (Swimming - 3 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze, Munich 1972) and Alicia Coutts (Swimming - 1 gold, 3 silver & 1 bronze, London 2012) both won five medals at a single Olympic Games.

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Gold medals in the same event - Dawn Fraser (Swimming, 100m Freestyle), Rechelle Hawkes (Women’s Hockey) both won three gold medals in the same event.

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Youngest Olympic Champion - Sandra Morgan (Swimming, 4x100m Freestyle) is Australia's youngest Olympic Champion at just 14 years and 6 months (Melbourne 1956).

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First female Summer Olympians - Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (Swimming) and Wilhelmina Wylie (Swimming) were Australia's first female Olympians, competing at Stockholm 1912.

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Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (Swimming) was Australia's first female gold medallist, winning the 100m Freestyle at Stockholm 1912.

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6 Female Olympians have competed in two or more sports at the Olympic Games - Lily Beaurepaire (Diving & Swimming); Donna Kite (Athletics & Cycling, Road) Fiona Hannan (Basketball & Handball); Nova Peris (Hockey & Athletics); Alexandra Croak (Gymnastics & Diving) and Jana Pittman (Athletics & Bobsleigh)

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214 women were selected for the Rio 2016 Australian Olympic Team, the first Games that Australia had more female (214) than male athletes (208).

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Australia's last two summer flagbearers were women - Lauren Jackson (London 2012) & Anna Meares (Rio 2016).