Team Austria Austria - Profile

Medals in Current Games

Medals in Current Games
Rank Men Women MixedOpenTotal Total
Rank
1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 Total
53 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 33

General Interest

Austria has sent an athlete delegation to every Olympic Games except the 1920 edition in Antwerp. The NOC has been most successful in canoe sprint, weightlifting and sailing, winning three gold medals in each sport.

Swimmer Paul Neumann became Austria's first Olympic gold medallist when he won the 500m freestyle at the 1896 Games in Athens, while Otto Herschmann claimed a silver medal in the men's 100m freestyle. Herschmann went on to represent Austria in fencing at the Olympic Games, winning silver in team sabre in 1912 in Stockholm, and also later became president of the Austrian Olympic Committee.

The 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin were the most fruitful for Austria, with competitors from the NOC winning a total of 13 medals. Gregor Hradetzky won two gold medals in men's canoe sprint, while there were also silver medals for the men's football and handball teams.

Some of Austria's more recent Olympic success has come in sailing. Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher won gold in the Tornado class at the 2000 Games in Sydney and then defended their title four years later in Athens. Chris Sieber also picked up gold in the men's Mistral in Sydney.

Austrian athletes came home empty-handed from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The only other occasion the NOC sent a team to the Games and did not win a medal was in 1964 in Tokyo. Sailors Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank claimed bronze in the Nacra 17 at the 2016 Olympic Games, but this was the only medal Austria won in Rio de Janeiro.

Anthem

Bundeshymn [Federal Hymn]
Words by Paula von Preradovic.
1947

Flagbearers

Membership

Osterreichisches Olympisches Comite
1908
1912

Officials

Karl Stoss
Peter Mennel
Karl Stoss [entry in the IOC: 2016]

Participation

1896
28 [Tokyo 2020 included]
Medals per sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics1247
Canoe Slalom0112
Canoe Sprint34512
Cycling Track1023
Equestrian - Dressage1012
Equestrian - Jumping0101
Fencing1157
Football0101
Handball0101
Judo2215
Rowing0325
Sailing3418
Shooting1258
Swimming16512
Tennis0101
Triathlon1001
Weightlifting3429
Wrestling - Freestyle0011
Wrestling - Greco-Roman0011
Total18333687

Medals per year
YearGoldSilverBronzeTotal
20160011
20080123
20042417
20002103
19960123
19920202
19881001
19841113
19801214
19760011
19720123
19680224
19601102
19560022
19520112
19481034
193646313
19321135
19282013
19240314
19120224
19080011
19040011
19000336
18962125
Total18333687
Legend
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Bronze Medal
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