Andrew Murtha

1965 -

Andrew Murtha was a member of Australia’s history making men’s 5000m short track speed skating relay team at the Lillehammer 1994 Olympics. The team of Murtha, Steven Bradbury, Kieran Hansen and Richard Nizielski won a bronze medal, Australia’s first Winter Olympic medal. The foursome had raced together at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where they were eliminated in the semi-finals after falling. They arrived in Lillehammer as an experienced international unit and lived up to their world-class reputation. After placing second in their qualifying heat, they put in a strong tactical race to win the bronze medal.

Olympic Results

Lillehammer 1994 - Olympic Winter Games

5000m Relay - Men
Heats BRADBURY, S; HANSEN, K; MURTHA, A; NIZIELSKI, R 7:14.41 Q 2
Final BRADBURY, S; HANSEN, K; MURTHA, A; NIZIELSKI, R 7:13.68 3  
Final Placing 3 / 8

Albertville 1992 - Olympic Winter Games

1000m - Men
Heats 1:34.71 3
Final Placing 19 / 28
5000m Relay - Men
Round 1 HANSEN, K; KAH, J; MURTHA, A; NIZIELSKI, R 7:14.07 Q 2
Semi Final HANSEN, K; KAH, J; MURTHA, A; NIZIELSKI, R 7:32.57 QB 4
Final B HANSEN, K; KAH, J; MURTHA, A; NIZIELSKI, R 7:32.57 3
Final Placing 7 / 9