Australia will go to Paris with the largest proportion of women ever on its Olympic team

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Australian head coach Brian Goorjian

The Australian Olympic team is heading to the Paris Games with its highest-ever proportion of women — 55.6%.

According to the Australian Olympic Committee on Wednesday, back in 1924 when the Olympics were last held in Paris, there were no women on the team.

This time around, out of the 460-member team representing Australia across 33 sports, 256 are women. This marks the third consecutive Summer Olympics where there are more women than men on the Australian team.

This team is the third-largest that Australia has sent to compete at Olympics held overseas, following Tokyo 2020 (486) and Athens 2004 (482). Despite Australia’s population of 27 million being relatively small, the AOC expects the Australian delegation to be the third-largest in Paris.

Patty Mills reacts as time runs down against Slovenia during the men’s bronze medal basketball game

Among the athletes are ten Indigenous Australians, including NBA star Patty Mills who becomes Australia’s first five-time Indigenous Olympian.

The Australian team is projected to win 48 medals in total, including 13 golds, according to a forecast by Nielsen’s Gracenote Sports.

Chef de mission Anna Meares, a two-time Olympic champion in track cycling, expressed admiration for Australia consistently participating across such a wide range of sports.

“I think we may take it for granted, but we truly excel in international competition,” Meares commented.


By Brian Anderson

Hi myself Brian, I am a second-year student at Symbiosis Centre of Management Studies, Noida, pursuing a BBA degree. I am a multi-faceted individual with a passion for various hobbies, including cricket, football, music, and sketching. Beyond my hobbies, I possess a keen interest in literature, particularly fictional books, and channels my creativity into content writing. I am constantly exploring the realms of both business administration and the world of imagination through my diverse pursuits.

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