Neil Brooks

West Australian Neil Brooks swam the anchor leg when Australia won the men’s 4x100m medley relay in Moscow, teaming with Peter Evans, Mark Kerry and Mark Tonelli. Brooks, aged 17, dived in with Australia trailing the Soviet Union, but he swum a thrilling PB of 49.86 seconds to win the gold. It remains Australia’s only gold medal in the event. For fans, it is also remembered for Norman May’s famous “Gold! Gold to Australia! Gold!” call of the race. Four years later, Brooks was again a medallist on a relay team, this time placing second with Australia’s ‘Mean Machine’ in the 4x100m freestyle relay, teaming up with Greg Fasala, Mark Stockwell and Michael Delany.

Olympic Results

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat BROOKS, N; FASALA, G; DELANY, M; STOCKWELL, M 3:19.94 1
Final FASALA, G; BROOKS, N; DELANY, M; STOCKWELL, M 3:19.68 2  
Final Placing 2 / 23
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 Freestyle - Men
Heat 52.11 2nd
Semi Final 52.70 7th
Final Placing 14 / 40
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

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