Melbourne Grammar at the Olympic Games


From the Headmaster

There are few of us who can claim we are the best at what we do on an international scale. The talent, dedication and focus needed to rise to the top of any field of endeavour is to be admired.

Three Old Melburnians will represent Australia at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games – Jessica Morrison (OM 2010), Tim Masters (OM 2009) and Henry Frayne (2007). On behalf of the Melbourne Grammar School community, I wish these outstanding athletes, as well as all other members of the Australian team, the best of fortune throughout the competition.

Since Edwin Flack (OM 1890) won two Gold Medals at the 1896 Athens Games – the first of the modern Olympics, the School has a rich history of contribution to the Olympic Games. I hope you enjoy these stories which highlight some of our Old Melburnians’ successes and achievements over the years.

Philip Grutzner

Old Melburnian Olympians

Forty-three Old Melburnians have competed at the Olympic Games. Details of the competitors and their events are available here.

Meet our 2021 Old Melburnian Olympic representatives

View messages of support for our Old Melburnian 2021 Olympians created by Grimwade House students here.

The best of the best

Gold Medallist: Edwin Flack (OM 1890)

Celebrating “The Lion of Athens”, Australia’s first Olympian whose legacy continues to support our students.

Gold Medallist: Danni Roche OAM (OM 1987)

One of our School’s most successful athletes, hockey player Danni Roche has successfully translated her sporting prowess into roles that contribute to business and sports leadership.

Gold Medallist: Tom King OAM (OM 1990)

Saluting an Olympian who continued to give to his sport well after his Gold Medal win.

Gold Medallist: David Crawshay OAM (OM 1997)

David Crawshay’s rowing career is defined by talent, dedication and a willingness to give back to his sporting community.

Our dedicated Olympic medal winners

It takes a rare combination of skill and commitment to become an Olympic medallist. We celebrate those from our community who have achieved this exceptional goal.

Recognising our community of world champions

We celebrate the numerous Old Melburnians who have reached world championship status outside the Olympic Games.

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Our Olympic Stories

Spotlight on the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games