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Olympic Update In Rio Week two

[Posted: 22 Aug 2016]

Men’s Hockey

The Australian Men’s hockey team finished their Olympic Games campaign in 6th place overall after a 4-0 loss to the Netherlands.

Curtin student athletes:
Matthew Swann - Bachelor of Commerce – Finance & Accounting
Aran Zalewski – Bachelor of Commerce - Finance and Marketing
Simon Orchard – Bachelor of Commerce – PR & Journalism


Women’s Hockey

The Australian women’s hockey team were knocked out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games at the quarter final stage after New Zealand posted a 4-2 win on Day 10.

Western Australian and Curtin student Kathryn Slattery scored both goals for the Hockeyroos to end the tournament as the country’s top scorer, but it will be of little consolation as Australia failed to progress to the semi-final stage in Brazil.

They have a final placing of 6th overall.

Curtin student athletes:
Jane-Anne Claxton - Bachelor of Science - Occupational Therapy
Georgie Parker - Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
Brooke Peris - Bachelor of Education - Primary Education
Emily Smith - Bachelor of Commerce
Kathryn Slattery - Bachelor of Agribusiness
Grace Stewart - Bachelor of Education - Secondary Education


In a stop, start campaign cruelled by light winds, Australia's 470 sailors, Carrie Smith and crew were back in action on Day 10 of competition as they continued their quest to book a spot in the medal round at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. With three fleet races remaining, the Australians currently occupy 11th position overall, with 79 points. The top 10 progress to the medal round, with the Aussies just three points off 10th spot, with incumbents Chile ahead on 76 points.

Curtin Student:
Carrie Smith - Bachelor of Arts - Urban and Regional Planning

Women’s Water Polo

The gold medal dream for the Australian women’s water polo team has ended after they were defeated 11-13 by Hungary in a penalty shootout, after their quarter final clash finished 8-8 on Day 10 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The Australian women’s team didn’t let their heartbreaking quarter final loss to Hungary get in their way, bouncing back and taking victory over Brazil 11-4. Curtin student, Zoe Arancini, was a top scorer for the side adding three goals to the final tally. The next challenge will be faced against either Spain or Chain to finish fifth in Rio.

Curtin Students:
Zoe Arancini - Bachelor of Science - Laboratory Medicine
Gemma Beadsworth - Bachelor of Commerce Curtin Graduate
Glencora McGhie - Curtin Graduate

Synchronised Swimming

Olympic debutant and Curtin student, Amie Thompson, placed 8th in the teams technical routine with a score of 74.0667 out of 100. The girls second competition was 19 August in the Team Free Routine.

Curtin Student:
Amie Thompson - Bachelor of Engineering