After topping the medal tally at the previous FESPIC Games, Australia finished 3rd in the gold medal count (77) behind China (99) and Japan (80) in Kobe, and 2nd in the total medal count at 155, behind Japan’s 310 total medals and ahead of China with 141. The Australian Team of 114 athletes (79 men and 35 women) returned home with 77 gold, 46 silver and 32 bronze medals.
Indigenous athlete Karl Feifar, of Perth, was one of the Australian stars, winning five gold and two silver medals.
Australia finished 3rd in the gold medal count in Kobe and 2nd in the total medal count behind a dominant performance by the host nation, Japan.
Date: September 1989