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Medal madness for University of Sydney


13 August 2012

University of Sydney Olympians have finished with a total of eight medals - one gold, three silver and four bronze - at the 2012 London Olympic Games following four medals in the final three days of action. It was our second most successful Olympic campaign ever after Sydney 2000.

The medal winners include our very own Nicola Zagame and Brooke Pratley from the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) Diagnostic Radiography student Nicola Zagame scored one of the goals that helped the women's water polo team beat Hungary 13-11, taking the bronze. While physiotherapy alumna Brooke Pratley took outsilver in the Rowing Women's Double Sculls.

Nicola Zagame
Nicola Zagame

Our congratulations also to alumna Megan Rivers (Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise &Sport Science) (2003) who competed in her second Olympics as a member of the Hockeyroos team and to current Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) student Krystal Weir who competed in the Laser Radial single-handed women's class sailing race.

Overall wrap-up: University of Sydney at London 2012

If it were a country, the University of Sydney's combined total of one gold, three silver and four bronze medals would place the University in equal 38th position on the medal ladder, equal with Colombia.

With Olympic Games now over, all attention now turns to the 2012 London Paralympic Games where the University of Sydney will have a record seven athletes representing the University from 30 August to 9 September.

University of Sydney athletes who won medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games:

  • Murray Stewart - Gold - Kayak Sprint Men's K4 1000m
  • Jessica Fox - Silver - Kayak Slalom Women's K1
  • Brooke Pratley - Silver - Rowing Women's Double Sculls
  • Olivia Price - Silver - Sailing Women's Elliott 6m
  • Matthew Butturini - Bronze - Hockey Men
  • Kaarle McCulloch - Bronze - Track Cycling Women's Team Sprint
  • Belinda Snell - Bronze - Basketball Women
  • Nicola Zagame - Bronze - Water polo