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NSW Hall of Champions

The NSW Hall of Champions is a sport museum and hall of fame which pays tribute to this state’s greatest sporting successes. Every year, athletes who have achieved at the highest level of their sport are selected for induction.

Since 1979, 377 sportsmen and women representing 56 sports have been added to the Honour Roll.

Sporting icons such as Sir Donald Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Shane Gould and Dally Messenger are included in this prestigious list. More recent champions include Ian Thorpe, Layne Beachley and Michael O’Loughlin. Exhibitions showcasing the museum’s significant collection help bring our sporting heritage to life.

Athletes are approved for induction by the Minister for Sport following recommendations from the Hall of Champions Selection Committee and New South Wales peak sporting bodies.


Vale John Konrads
1942 – 2021

John Konrads

Path of Champions Legend and one of Australia’s greatest swimmers

  • · 26 freestyle world records across all distances
  • · 6 world records by age 15
  • · 3 gold medals at the 1958 Empire & Commonwealth Games
  • · 1 gold & 3 bronze medals at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games

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