David Dickson (swimming) carried the Australian flag at the opening ceremony of the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Born in Malaysia, Dickson made his international debut for Australia at the 1960 Rome Olympics, before appearing at the 1962 Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth. Dickson won gold medals in the 4×110 yard freestyle and medley relays and a bronze medal in the 110 yard freestyle in Sydney. At Kingston in 1966, Dickson again took golds in both the freestyle and medley relay teams and won silver in the 110 yard freestyle. Adding to the three bronze medals Dickson won at the Olympic Games, one in Rome in 1960 in the 4x200m freestyle relay and two in Tokyo in 1964 – in the 4x100m freestyle and medley relays, he was one of Australia’s best swimmers of his time.
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