Peter Norman Statue – Lakeside Stadium

We all know the photo. Mexico City Olympics, 1968. Three proud athletes risking it all to openly display support for a cause they believed in.

(Image via www.smh.com.au)

Peter Norman is the current Australian record holder for the 200m sprint. This is a record he set at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. He won the Silver medal that day, splitting Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

Today, on the 9 October 2019, Peter Norman has been honoured with the unveiling of a statue at Gate 1 of Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park – the home of Athletics Australia and the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Davidson Design Studio is incredibly proud to have been a part of the team which enabled this honour to finally be bestowed upon Peter Norman.

In a wonderfully prominent location alongside Albert Road, the statue and accompanying plaques on a raised off-form concrete podium, allow the public to fully understand and appreciate the story of one of our most remarkable Australian athletes.

You can read the Victorian Government’s media release from today’s unveiling here.

Comments

  • Deborah Erikson

    October 9, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations to all involved in this project to recognise a wonderful personal achievement by Peter and to acknowledge the cost to him for supporting the political statement made by the other two runners.

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