Mark Kerry

Backstroker Mark Kerry’s greatest moment in swimming came at the Moscow Games of 1980 when he won a gold medal as part of Australia’s men’s 4x100m medley relay. Kerry, the lead swimmer, swam a PB to get team-mates Peter Evans, Mark Tonelli and Neil Brooks off to a flying start. Fans also remember the famous win for Norman May’s cherished call, which featured the immortal climax, “Gold! Gold to Australia! Gold!” Kerry also won an individual bronze medal in the 200m backstroke. He won a third medal, a bronze, in the 4x100m medley relay in 1984. He also competed in the 100m backstroke at both Games, and the 4x200m freestyle relay in Moscow.

Olympic Results

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Backstroke - Men
Heat 57.15 1st
Final A 57.18 5th
Final Placing 5 / 45
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
Heat KERRY, M; EVANS, P; SIEBEN, J; BROOKS, N 3:43.93 1st
Final KERRY, M; EVANS, P; BUCHANAN, G; STOCKWELL, M 3.43.25 3  
Final Placing 3 / 21

Moscow 1980 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Backstroke - Men
Heat 58.08 3rd
Semi Final 58.07 3rd
Final Placing 9 / 35
200m Backstroke - Men
Heat 2:03.60 1st
Final 2:03.14 3rd  
Final Placing 3 / 28
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
Heat PATCHING, G; EVANS, P; TONELLI, M; BROOKS, N 3:48.94 2
Final KERRY, M; EVANS, P; TONELLI, M; BROOKS, N 3:45.70 1  
Final Placing 1 / 13
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat TONELLI, M; METZKER, M; KERRY, M; BREWER, G 7:34.06 3
Final BREWER, G; TONELLI, M; KERRY, M; McKEON, R 7:30.37 7
Final Placing 7 / 13

Montreal 1976 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Backstroke - Men
Heat 57.99 1st
Semi Final 58.04 4th
Final 57.94 7th
Final Placing 7 / 41
200m Backstroke - Men
Heat 2:03.54 1st
Final 2:04.07 5th
Final Placing 5 / 33
200m Freestyle - Men
Heat 1:54.86 2nd
Final Placing 16 / 55
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
Heat KERRY, M; JARVIE, P; ROGERS, N; COUGHLAN, P 3:53.98 3
Final KERRY, M; JARVIE, P; ROGERS, N; COUGHLAN, P 3:51.54 6
Final Placing 6 / 14