Olympic Games Quiz:
Australian Tyre Business

This poll/quiz question about an Australian swimmer at the Olympics has been superseded by the Australia at the Olympics Quiz. This page has been kept as it contains more information about the competitor.

Which famous Australian Olympian also founded a tyre company?


Sir Francis Dunlop 70 36%
Sir Francis Goodyear 28 15%
Sir Francis Beaurepaire 95 49%

Total votes: 193

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Answer

The correct answer is Frank Beaurepaire. He was a great swimmer and athlete, who went on to become a great business man too. He was born in Melbourne in 1891, died in 1956.

He entered the London Olympics in 1908 and won a silver medal in the 100 meters freestyle and a bronze in the 1500 meters freestyle. In 1920 he won a silver medal in the 800 meters freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 1500 meters freestyle. In 1924 he won a silver medal in the 800 meters freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 1500 meters freestyle again.

In 1922 he rescued a person from a shark attack and in return they gave him a reward which he used to start up his own business known as "The Beaupaire Tyre Service" in Melbourne.

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