George Avery

1925 – 2006

In placing second in the triple jump, then known as the hop, step and jump, at London 1948 George Avery maintained Australia's strong performances in that event at the Olympic Games. AW (Nick) Winter had won the gold medal in Paris 1924 and Jack Metcalfe the bronze medal at Berlin 1936. Avery's consistent jumping in the preliminary rounds had indicated that he was a good chance of winning the gold medal but in the final he missed the ultimate prize by a mere four centimetres (less than two inches).

Olympic Results

1948 London

Long Jump - Men
Qualifying DNC
Final Placing /
Triple Jump - Men
Qualifying 15.335m
Final 15.365m (2nd)
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