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Australia’s team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has almost been confirmed. Here, you’ll be able to find the full Australian Olympic team.
Over 11,000 athletes from around the globe will assemble in Tokyo next year for the Olympics, with 339 events to be held across 33 different sports.
The two sports introduced last time, rugby sevens and golf, will maintain their place in the Games alongside the return of a men’s baseball competition and women’s softball competition, while karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding were also selected for entry into the 2021 Games for the first time.
Navigate Australia’s Olympic Team by sport
Archery | Artistic swimming | Athletics | Badminton | Baseball | Basketball | Beach volleyball | Boxing | Canoeing | Cycling | Diving | Equestrian | Fencing | Field hockey | Football | Golf | Gymnastics | Handball | Judo | Karate | Modern pentathlon | Rowing | Rugby sevens | Sailing | Shooting | Skateboarding | Softball | Sport climbing | Surfing | Swimming | Table tennis | Taekwondo | Tennis | Triathlon | Volleyball | Water polo | Weightlifting | Wrestling
To qualify for the Olympics, an Australian athlete must be nominated by their national federation. This is done either by being part of one of the various teams, success at a national championship or by achieving a set score or time at approved events throughout the year.
After nomination, an athlete must then be selected by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) before making the team. The AOC’s Selection Committee assesses every athlete on the selection criteria for their sport. This document includes assessments on the athlete’s behaviour, anti-doping status, as well as some administrative criteria. It is only after the athlete has been vetted by the selection committee that their selection for the Olympic team is confirmed.
If an athlete is injured after being selected for the team, the national federation of their sport can nominate a replacement, provided they have met the qualification criteria. The replacement must then be approved and selected by the AOC.
Information on a sport-by-sport basis, listed in alphabetical order, can be found below. Many teams will not be announced until closer to the games, while other teams need to qualify through various tournaments just to make it to the Games.
Men’s individual and team: David Barnes, Ryan Tyack, Taylor Worth
Women’s individual: Alice Ingley
Mixed team: Alice Ingley and TBC
Australia’s men’s archery team qualified for the Olympics, with David Barnes, Ryan Tyack and Taylor Worth set to compete together in the team event as well against one another in the individual event.
Australia’s women were due to attend an Oceania qualification tournament in Fiji, but that was cancelled. Qualification was subsequently determined via world rankings, meaning Australia missed out in the team event, but qualified Alice Ingley in the individual event.
Qualification for the mixed event will take place at the Olympic Games themselves.
Duet: Emily Rogers, Amie Thompson
Team: Carolyn Rayna Buckle, Hannah Burkhill, Kiera Gazzard, Alessandra Ho, Kirsten Kinash, Rachel Presser, Emily Rogers, Amie Thompson
Artistic swimming (formerly known as synchronised swimming) is a women’s only event at the 2021 Olympics. Australia qualified a full team of eight athletes to travel to the Games.
Both Hannah Cross and Rose Stackpole had been initially named in the team, but retired between the original and revised dates of the games.
The Australian athletics team has been finalised. We’re sending 62 track and field athletes to Tokyo.
Dane Bird-Smith, unfortunately, withdrew at the 11th hour for personal reasons.
|100m||Rohan Browning||Hana Basic|
|110/100m hurdles||Nicholas Hough||Elizabeth Clay|
|400m hurdles||–||Sarah Carli|
|3000m steeplechase||Ben Buckingham
|10,000m||Patrick Tiernan||Rose Davies
|4x400m relay||–||Ellie Beer
|50km walk||Rhydian Cowley||N/A – Men only|
|High jump||Brandon Starc||Nicola McDermott
|Long jump||Henry Frayne||Brooke Stratton|
|Pole vault||Kurtis Marschall||Nina Kennedy
|Discus throw||Matthew Denny||Dani Stevens|
|Javelin throw||–||Kelsey-Lee Barber
Women’s singles: Chen Hsuan-yu
Women’s doubles: Setyana Mapasa, Gronya Somerville
Mixed doubles: Simon Leung, Gronya Somerville
Australia’s baseball team were, unfortunately, forced to withdraw from the final qualifying tournament in Mexico due to quarantine issues and have not qualified for the Olympics.
Both the men’s team – the Boomers – and the women’s team – the Opals – have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Chris Goulding, Josh Green, Joe Ingles, Nick Kay, Jock Landale, Patty Mills, Duop Reath, Nathan Sobey, Matisse Thybulle
Replacement players: Josh Giddey, Xavier Cooks, Brock Motum
Jenna O’Hea (c), Rebecca Allen, Sara Blicavs, Katie Ebzery, Cayla George, Tessa Lavey, Jess Madgen, Ezi Magbegor, Leilani Mitchell, Alanna Smith, Stephanie Talbot, Marianna Tolo
Liz Cambage was initially named in the Opals squad, but withdrew citing mental health concerns. Sara Blicavs took her spot.
3×3 Basketball is a new sport for the 2021 Games. Neither Australia’s men’s nor women’s teams qualified.
Men’s team: Chris McHugh, Damien Schumann
Women’s team: Taliqua Clancy, Mariafe Artacho del Solar
Australia have qualified both a men’s and women’s team in beach volleyball.
Australia qualified six boxers out of a possible 13 for Tokyo 2021.
However, Justis Huni was forced to withdraw after suffering hand injuries in his win over Paul Gallen.
Men’s flyweight (52kg): Alex Winwood
Men’s lightweight (63kg): Harrison Garside
Men’s light heavyweight (81kg): Paulo Aokuso
Men’s heavyweight (91kg):
Women’s featherweight (57kg): Skye Nicolson
Women’s middleweight (75kg): Caitlin Parker
In the slalom discipline of canoeing, there will be four events – the K-1 and C-1 across both men’s and women’s – and Australia qualified a boat in all four.
Men’s C-1: Daniel Watkins
Men’s K-1: Lucien Delfour
Women’s C-1: Jessica Fox
Women’s K-1: Jessica Fox
Australia have boats qualified in ten of the 12 spring canoeing events.
Men’s C-1 1000m: TBC
Men’s K-1 300m: Thomas Green
Men’s K-1 1000m: Murray Stewart
Men’s K-2 1000m: Riley Fitzsimmons, Jordan Wood
Men’s K-4 500m: Murray Stewart, Lachlan Tame, Jean van der Westhuyzen, Jordan Wood
Women’s C-1 200m: Bernadette Wallace
Women’s C-2 500m: Josephine Bulmer, Bernadette Wallace
Women’s K-1 500m: Catherine McArthur
Women’s K-2 500m: Catherine McArthur, Shannon Reynolds
Women’s K-4 500m: Alyssa Bull, Jo-Brigden-Jones, Alyce Burnett, Jaime Roberts
Australia will enter a squad of 24 cyclists at this stage.
Men’s race: Anthony Dean
Women’s race: Lauren Reynolds, Saya Sakakibara
Men’s freestyle: Logan Martin
Women’s freestyle: Natalya Diehm
Men’s cross-country: Daniel McConnell
Women’s cross-country: Rebecca McConnell
As Australia are one of the top nations in road cycling.
In the individual time trials, Australia will have at least one entrant in each race thanks to one of the nation’s athletes finishing in the top ten at the recent road world championships.
Men’s road race team: Rohan Dennis, Jack Haig, Lucas Hamilton, Richie Porte
Women’s road race team: Grace Brown, Tiffany Cromwell, Sarah Gigante, Amanda Spratt
Men’s individual time trial: Rohan Dennis, Richie Porte
Women’s individual time trial: Tiffany Cromwell, Amanda Spratt
The track events being contested in Tokyo across both men’s and women’s will be the team sprint, sprint, keirin, team pursuit, madison and omnium. Australia are expected to be able to enter the maximum amount of athletes in all events, with track cycling traditionally one of the nation’s strongest sports.
Men’s individual sprint: TBC
Men’s team sprint: Matthew Glaetzer, Nathan Hart, Matthew Richardson
Women’s individual sprint: Kaarle McCulloch
Women’s team sprint: Kaarle McCulloch (others TBC)
Men’s team pursuit: Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien, Luke Plapp, Alexander Porter, Sam Welsford
Women’s team pursuit: Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Annette Edmondson, Alexandra Manly, Maeve Plouffe
Men’s keirin: TBC
Women’s keirin: Kaarle McCulloch (teammate TBC)
Men’s omnium: TBC
Women’s omnium: TBC
Men’s madison: TBC
Women’s madison: TBC
Stephanie Morton was initially named to Australia’s cycling team, but retired following the postponement of the games last year.
Australia are sending seven divers to Tokyo.
Men’s 10-metre platform: Sam Fricker, Cassiel Rousseau
Men’s 3-metre springboard: Shixin Li
Women’s 10-metre platform: Nikita Hains, Melissa Wu
Women’s 3-metre springboard: Esther Qin, Annabelle Smith
Equestrian at the 2021 Olympic Games will once again be split into three disciplines, being dressage, eventing and jumping.
Australia are sending the maximum number of athletes (nine) split across the three disciplines.
It means there will be three individual performers and a team, entered into each event for Australia.
We have also included the name of each rider’s horse because they don’t normally get enough credit.
Eventing: Andrew Hoy (Vassily de Lassos), Shane Rose (Virgil), Stuart Tinney (Leporis)
Jamie Kermond (Oaks Constellation), Katie Laurie (Casebrooke Lomond), Edwina Tops-Alexander (Identity Viseroel)
Dressage: Mary Hanna (Calanta), Kelly Layne (Samhitas), Simone Pearce (Destano)
Chris Burton was initially named in the eventing team, but withdrew due to an injury to his horse, Quality Purdey.
Jamie Kermond has also been removed from the show jumping team after returning a positive cocaine test.
Fencing has never been a strong sport for Australia and that didn’t change for Tokyo. We have not qualified any athletes for the third games in a row.
Kookaburras Olympics squad
Lachlan Sharp, Tom Craig, Matt Dawson, Eddie Ockenden (c), Jake Whetton, Blake Govers, Dylan Martin, Joshua Simmonds, Tim Howard, Aran Zalewski (c), Flynn Ogilvie, Daniel Beale, Trent Mitton, Tim Brand, Andrew Charter (gk), Jeremy Hayward | Tom Wickham, Joshua Beltz
Hockeyroos Olympics squad
Ambrosia Malone, Brooke Peris, Amy Lawton, Penny Squibb, Edwina Bone, Stephanie Kershaw, Kaitlin Nobbs, Jane Claxton, Karri Somerville, Renee Taylor, Kate Jenner, Mariah Williams, Emily Chalker (c), Racheal Lynch (gk), Grace Stewart, Savannah Fitzpatrick | Madison Fitzpatrick, Greta Hayes
Olyroos Olympics squad
Tom Glover, Nathaniel Atkinson, Kye Rowles, Jay Rich-Baghuelou, Harry Souttar, Keanu Baccus, Reno Piscopo, Riley McGree, Nicholas D’Agostino, Denis Genreau, Daniel Arzani, Mitchell Duke, Dylan Pierias, Thomas Deng, Caleb Watts, Joel King, Connor Metcalfe, Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Marco Tilio, Lachlan Wales, Cameron Devlin, Jordan Holmes
Matildas Olympics squad
Lydia Williams, Sam Kerr, Kyra Cooney-Cross, Clare Polkinghorne, Aivi Luik, Chloe Logarzo, Steph Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Mary Fowler, Ellie Carpenter, Tameka Yallop, Alanna Kennedy, Emily Gielnik, Hayley Raso, Kyah Simon, Teagan Micah, Courtney Nevin, Charlotte Grant, Laura Brock, Mackenize Arnold
Men’s competition: Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith
Women’s competition: Hannah Green, Minjee Lee
Men’s horizontal bar: Tyson Bull
Women’s all-around: Georgia Godwin, Emily Whitehead
Rhythmic gymnastics individual: Lidiia Iakovleva
Rhythmic gymnastics group: Emily Abbot, Alexandra Aristoteli, Alannah Matthews, Himeka Onoda, Felicity White
Men’s trampoline: Dominic Clarke
Women’s trampoline: Jessica Pickering
Australia’s men’s and women’s handball teams were both unsuccessful in their attempts to qualify for Tokyo 2021.
Men’s half-lightweight: Nathan Katz
Women’s half-middleweight: Katharina Haecker
Women’s middleweight: Aoife Coughlan
Men’s -75kg: Tsuneari Yahiro
Men: Edward Fernon
Women: Marina Carrier
Men’s coxless pair: Sam Hardy, Joshua Hicks
Men’s coxless four: Jack Hargreaves, Alex Hill, Alex Purnell, Spencer Turrin
Men’s quadruple sculls: Caleb Antill, Jack Cleary, Cameron Girdlestone, Luke Letcher
Men’s eight: Stuart Sim (coxswain), Josh Booth, Angus Dawson, Simon Keenan, Nicholas Lavery, Tim Masters, Jack O’Brien, Angus Widdicombe
Women’s coxless pair: Annabelle McIntyre, Jessica Morrison
Women’s double sculls: Amanda Bateman, Tara Rigney
Women’s coxless four: Annabelle McIntyre, Jessica Morrison, Rosemary Popa, Lucy Stephan
Women’s eight: James Rook (coxswain), Olympia Aldersey, Bronwyn Cox, Molly Goodman, Sarah Hawe, Genevieve Horton, Giorgia Patten, Georgina Rowe, Katrina Werry
By finishing in the top four of the world series, the Australian women’s team have already made it into the Olympics.
The men’s team also qualified for the Olympics by winning the Oceania Championships late in 2019.
Women’s rugby sevens squad
Madison Ashby, Charlotte Caslick, Dominique du Toit, Demi Hayes, Tia Hinds, Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, Maddison Levi, Faith Nathan, Sariah Paki, Shannon Parry, Evania Pelite, Emma Tonegato, Sharni Williams
Men’s rugby sevens squad
Lachlan Anderson, Josh Coward, Lewis Holland, Henry Hutchison, Samu Kerevi, Maurice Longbottom, Nick Malouf, Lachlan Miller, Henry Paterson, Dylan Pietsch, Joe Pincus, Dietrich Roache, Josh Turner
Australia have qualified a total of eight boats in the sailing events, with crews confirmed.
Men’s Laser: Matthew Wearn
Men’s Finn: Jake Lilley
Men’s 470 series: Matthew Belcher, Will Ryan
Men’s 49er: Sam Phillips, Will Phillips
Women’s Laser Radial: Mara Stransky
Women’s 470 series: Monique de Vries, Nia Jerwood
Women’s 49er FX: Tess Lloyd, Jaime Ryan
Mixed Nacra 17: Jason Waterhouse, Lisa Darmanin
Australia have qualified 15 shooters for the Tokyo Olympics; eight men and seven women.
|10m air pistol||Daniel Repacholi||Dina Aspandiyarova
|25m rapid fire pistol||Sergei Evglevski||Dina Aspandiyarova
|10m air rifle||Alex Hoberg
|50m rifle three positions||Jack Rossiter
|Skeet||Paul Adams||Laura Coles|
|10m air pistol||Sergei Evglevski and Elena Galiabovitch
Daniel Repacholi and Dina Aspandiyarova
|10m air rifle||Alex Hoberg and Elise Collier
Dane Sampson and Katarina Kowplos
|Trap||Thomas Grice and Penny Smith
James Willett and Laetisha Scanlan
Skateboarding is split into four events, being park and street for both women’s and men’s competition.
Men’s park: Keegan Palmer, Kieran Woolley
Men’s street: Shane O’Neill
Women’s park: Poppy Starr Olsen
Women’s street: Hayley Wilson
Softball is a women’s only tournament. Australia won the Oceania and Asian qualifying tournament in September of 2019 and, as such, will be featured in the six-team tournament at the Olympics.
Australian softball squad
Pitchers: Kaia Parnaby, Gabbie Plain, Ellen Roberts, Tarni Stepto
Catchers: Chelsea Forkin, Taylah Tsitsikronis, Clare Warwick
Infielders: Rachel Lack, Leigh Godfrey, Stacey McManus, Stacey Porter
Outfielders: Michelle Cox, Leah Parry, Jade Wall, Belinda White
Men: Tom O’Halloran
Women: Oceania Mackenzie
Australia managed to qualify one athlete in each of the men’s and women’s sport climbing events after taking gold at the 2021 Oceania Championships.
Men’s shortboard: Julian Wilson, Owen Wright
Women’s shortboard: Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore
Australia’s four surfers all secured qualification due to their World Surf League rankings.
We’ll be sending a mammoth swimming team to the Olympics as normal. Australia have qualified the maximum two athletes in almost every individual event, while also qualifying a team in every team event.
|50m freestyle||Cameron McEvoy||Cate Campbell
|100m freestyle||Kyle Chalmers
|200m freestyle||Thomas Neill
|400m freestyle||Jack McLoughlin
|800m freestyle||Jack McLoughlin||Kiah Melverton
|1500m freestyle||Jack McLoughlin
|100m backstroke||Isaac Cooper
|200m backstroke||Tristan Hollard||Kaylee McKeown
|100m breaststroke||Zac Stubblety-Cook
|200m breaststroke||Zac Stubblety-Cook
|100m butterfly||David Morgan
|200m butterfly||David Morgan
|200m individual medley||Mitch Larkin
|400m individual medley||Brendon Smith
|10km open water||Kai Graeme Edwards||Kareena Lee|
|4x100m freestyle relay||Kyle Chalmers
|4x200m freestyle relay||Kyle Chalmers
|4x100m medley relay||Kyle Chalmers
|4x100m mixed medley relay||Qualified – competitors TBC|
Men’s table tennis: Heming Hu, David Powell, Chris Yan (singles and team)
Women’s table tennis: Michelle Bromley, Jian Fang Lay, Melissa Tapper (singles and team)
Men’s -58kg: Safwan Khalil
Men’s -80kg: Jack Marton
Women’s -57kg: Stacey Hymer
Women’s +67kg: Reba Stewart
Alex de Minaur, James Duckworth, John Millman
Women’s singles: Ash Barty, Sam Stosur, Ajla Tomljanovic
Alex de Minaur and John Peers, John Millman and Luke Saville
Women’s doubles: Ash Barty and Storm Sanders, Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur
Alex de Minaur’s Olympic dream was cruelly cut short after he tested positive to COVID days before the games.
Nick Kyrgios had also been due to represent Australia at the Olympics, but withdrew due to injury.
Men’s: Jacob Birtwhistle, Matthew Hauser, Aaron Royle
Women’s: Ashleigh Gentle, Jaz Hedgeland, Emma Jeffcoat
Mixed relay: TBC
Both Australia’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams failed to qualify for Tokyo 2021.
Both the men’s Australian Sharks and women’s Australian Stingrays team have confirmed their place in the 2021 Olympics, handed the Oceanic automatic place.
The squads for both sides won’t be announced until closer to the start of the Olympics. Each team will carry 13 players.
Aaron Younger (c), Richie Campbell, Joel Dennerley, Lachlan Edwards, Blake Edwards, Andrew Ford, George Ford, Rhys Howden, Anthony Hrysanthos, Nathan Power, Timothy Putt, Aidan Roach, Goran Tomasevic
Rowena Webster (c), Abby Andrews, Zoe Arancini, Elle Armit, Hannah Buckling, Keesja Gofers, Bronte Halligan, Matilda Kearns, Bronwen Knox, Lena Mihailovic, Gabriella Palm, Amy Ridge, Lea Yanitsas
Men’s -73kg: Brandon Wakeling
Men’s -109kg: Matthew Lydement
Women’s -59kg: Erika Yamasaki
Women’s -64kg: Kiana Elliott
Women’s +87kg: Charisma Amoe-Tarrant
No Australian wrestlers have qualified for Tokyo.