With athletics about to start, it is time to get behind our club Olympians and cheer them all the way.
Best wishes to Rhydian Cowley (20km Walk), Ryan Gregson (1500m), Genevieve LaCaze (3km Steeplechase), Rosi Siosi and Sharon Firusia (for the Solomon Islands) in 5000m.
Our past Olympians:
26 Club athletes have represented Australia at the Olympic Games.
The first male was Don Keane in 1956, first female was Brenda Jones(Carr) in 1960.
( Don also represented Australia at the 1952 Helsinki Games as a West Australian where he finished 10th in the 10km walk 47:37.0.)
They have achieved 5 medals. 1 Gold 2 Silver 2 Bronze
A further 9 athletes have been Olympians but were members of other clubs at the time.
(Steve Monaghetti 1996, Shaun Creighton 1996, 2000, Don Baird 1972, 1976, Phil May 1968, Don Keane 1952, Dave Stephens 1956, Tony Benson 1972, Dave Chettle 1976, and Terri Wangman (Cater) 1976)
|Max Binnington||1976||Montreal||110m Hurdles||DNF|
|4*400m Relay||5th in heat|
|Brenda Carr (Jones)||1960||Rome||800m||SILVER||2:04.58|
|Tony Cook||1964||Tokyo||5000m||5th in heat||14:02.4|
|Duane Cousins||1996||Atlanta||50km Walk||DNF|
|Peter Fitzgerald||1976||Montreal||200m||8th in Semi||21.29|
|100m||6th in heat||10.87|
|Debbie Flintoff-King||1984||Los Angeles||400m Hurdles||6th||56.21|
|Tim Forsyth||1992||Barcelona||High Jump||BRONZE||2.35m|
|Don Keane||1956||Melbourne||20Km Walk||6th||1:33:52.0|
|Kris McCarthy||2000||Sydney||800m||5th in heat||1:48.9|
|Rob McGregor||2000||Sydney||Pentathlon||20th||4784 points|
|Gary Minihan||1984||Los Angeles||400m||4th in heat||46.93|
|Julian Paynter||1996||Atlanta||5000m||12th in Semi||14:00.25|
|Lawrie Peckham||1964||Tokyo||High Jump||10th||2.09|
|Michael Power||2000||Sydney||5000m||13th in heat||13:51.0|
|Rohan Robinson||1996||Atlanta||400m Hurdles||5th||48.28|
|2000||Sydney||400m Hurdles||4th in heat||50.80|
|Pat Scammell||1984||Los Angeles||1500||10th in Semi||3:40.83|
|800||7th in Rd 2||1:47.4|
|Trevor Vincent||1964||Tokyo||3000m Steeple||8th in heat||8:58.8|