Facts and figures of the female Australian Olympians:
Female Australian Olympians
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)
Most medals won (Summer) - Leisel Jones has won 9 Swimming medals (3 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youngest Olympic Champion - Sandra Morgan (Swimming, 4x100m Freestyle) is Australia's youngest Olympic Champion at just 14 years and 6 months (Melbourne 1956).
First female Summer Olympians - Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (Swimming) and Wilhelmina Wylie (Swimming) were Australia's first female Olympians, competing at Stockholm 1912.
Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (Swimming) was Australia's first female gold medallist, winning the 100m Freestyle at Stockholm 1912.
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)
214 women were selected for the Rio 2016 Australian Olympic Team, the first Games that Australia had more female (214) than male athletes (208).
Australia's last two summer flagbearers were women - Lauren Jackson (London 2012) & Anna Meares (Rio 2016).
The Australian Olympic Committee is the National Olympic Committee responsible for developing, promoting and protecting the Olympic Movement in Australia.