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Australian women first competed in the Olympics at the 1912 Games in Stockholm. Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie were allowed to compete in swimming provided they paid their own expenses to and from the Games and while at the Games. Durack won gold in the 100 meter freestyle and Wylie won silver in the 100 meter freestyle.

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The first organized athletics event for Australian women was in 1906. A 14 year old named Loyal Forward won a 50 yard dash competition.

The first Australian woman to compete in athletics at the Olympics was Edie Robinson at the 1928 Summer Games in Amsterdam. She competed in both 100 meter dash and 800 meter run and did not make the finals in either event.

Click on the 'Early Women in Australian Athletics' link below to read more.

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Women were first allowed to compete in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. There were 19 women out of a total of 1,225 athletes.

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Australia competed in the olympics in 1996

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In 1986.

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