Swimmer Stephanie Rice won Australia's first gold medal of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the women's 400 individual medley, in a world record time of 4.29.45.
Probably not that much, because the medal is made out to the swimmer.
Malcolm Champion, a swimmer who won gold in 1912 as part if the Australasian (Australia and New Zealand) 4x200m Relay. The first individual gold medal was won by boxer Ted Morgan in 1928.
The first Australian to win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was swimmer Stephanie Rice. She won the women's 400 individual medley in a world record time of 4.29.45. This first medal of the 2008 Olympics was also Australia's 400th summer Olympic medal. This was Rice's Olympic debut. She went on to win gold again in the 200m individual medley with a new world record time of 2 minutes 8.34 seconds. She then won her third gold medal as part of the 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay team.
penny haynes is a african swimmer who won gold medal
Its Stephanie Rice, and she's an Australian Olympic Gold Medal swimmer.
Rebecca Addlington (GBR) Stephanie Rice (AUS)
An Olympic swimmer got her first gold medal and kept it as a memento.
Anthony Ervin was the first African American swimmer to win a Gold medal.
Enith Brigitha NED 1976 bronze medal in both 100 & 200 free was the first black swimmer. Anthony Nesty SUR was the first black swimmer to win a gold medal in 1988 100 fly
Germany won the gold medal in equestrian individual eventing at the Rio 2016 Olympics.