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Who won Australia’s first Winter Olympics gold medal?

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Asked by: Gaby Mendez

Steven BradburyAlisa Camplin and Steven Bradbury won Australia’s first Winter Olympic gold medals at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

Who was the first Australian to win a Winter Olympics gold medal?

Steven Bradbury

The first Winter Games medal was a bronze in 1994, and the first gold medal was to Steven Bradbury in 2002. Australia’s most successful Winter Games was in Beijing 2022, winning four medals.

When did Australia first win gold medal?

Fred Lane won Australia’s first and second ever swimming gold medals at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900.

Which Australians have won Winter Olympic gold medals?


Medal Name Sport
Gold Steven Bradbury Short track speed skating
Gold Alisa Camplin Freestyle skiing
Gold Dale Begg-Smith Freestyle skiing
Bronze Alisa Camplin Freestyle skiing

Who is Australia’s most successful Winter Olympian?

Begg-Smith becomes Australia’s most successful Winter Olympian. Four years after his gold-medal triumph in the men’s freestyle skiing moguls event, Dale Begg-Smith claimed silver at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Who won the first gold medal in the Olympics?

The first gold medal at the modern Games for any country. Uruguay’s gold medal in football in 1924 Paris Olympics is the nation’s first. The nation’s first gold medal was earned by Mahammatkodir Abdoollayev who went undefeated in the men’s lightweight category in boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games.

When was the first gold medal awarded in the Olympics?


The first time gold medals were awarded to Olympic champions was during the 1904 Olympic Games held in St. Louis, USA. Prior to this, gold had been considered too expensive, so the winner of an event had received a silver medal and the runner-up a bronze, while there was no medal at all for third place.

Who was the first person to win the Winter Olympics?

Charles Jewtraw

Memorable Champions. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating.