Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).
Olympic Trivia Features
Winter Olympic Force
So which athletes have turned Australia into a winter Olympic force?
Female Olympians bridging the gap
Australia has had a steady increase in female representation at the Games, finally reaching a 50:50 gender balance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Age is no barrier
Three Olympians competed before their 14th birthdays while three athletes competed after turning 60.