Year Awarded: 2004
Sport: Swimming
Team Sport Australia Award

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team (Swimming) - 1956

By winning the Gold Medal in world record time and beating the pre-race favourite USA by almost 8 seconds the team completed a clean sweep for Australia of all freestyle events at these Games, male and female, individual and relay.

Olympic Games, Melbourne

Team Members: Kevin O’Halloran, John Devitt, Murray Rose, Jon Henricks

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