The names of all Australian Olympic Track and Field gold medallists are:- Marjorie Jackson, Shirley Strickland De La Hunty, Betty Cuthbert, Maureen Caird, Fleur Mellor, Norma Croker, Glenis Nunn, Debbie Flintoff-King, Catherine Freeman, Steve Hooker, Ralph Doubell, Herb Elliott, John Winter, Nick Winter, and Edwin Flack. Stan Rowley also won an Olympic gold medal in 1900. He represented Australia in the sprints, and Great Britain in the cross-country for which he was awarded gold. For that matter, Australia was federated in 1901, five years after Flack's victories, and after federation continued to operate at the Olympics as AUSTRALASIA, i.e. combined with New Zealand. In all, 256 Australians are proud bearers of Olympic Gold Medal, but in track and field, they are the hardest medals of all to win. All honour to our 16 Olympic track and field gold medallists. Tony Nemaric
For 2012 the 7 Gold Medalist event's 18 athletes are
Cate Campbell, Alicia Coutts, Brittany Elmslie, Yolane Kukla, Melanie Schlanger, Emily Seebohm, & Libby Trickett Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
Tom Slingsby Sailing Laser class
Anna Meares Cycling Women's sprint
Sally Pearson Athletics Women's 100 metres hurdles
Iain Jensen & Nathan Outteridge Sailing 49er class
Jacob Clear, David Smith, Tate Smith, & Murray Stewart Canoeing K-4 1000 m
Malcolm Page & Mathew Belcher Sailing 470 class
One Australian Olympic gold medalist is Steven Hooker in the pole vault. He also holds the olympic pole vault record.
There are hundreds of Olympic gold medal winners alive as of 2013.
they receive a medal
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That will be based on the country. The US Olympic committee pays an award bonus of $25,000 for a gold medal.
Here in Britain the answer is no
The gold medal is an award given to the first place winners in Olympic events. The most recent Olympics in China followed in this tradition.
Some Olympic Quarter Mile gold medal winners include John Baxter Taylor and Glenn Davis. You can learn more about these athletes online at the Wikipedia website.