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Curtin students represent Australia in Rio

[Posted: 10 Aug 2016]

Curtin University has 20 students competing at the Olympic Games in Rio that form part of the 421 athletes in the Australian team.

Curtin University has the second highest number of student athletes competing in the Olympics in Australia, with the highest number from Griffith University with 21 competitors.

Find out more about the athletes from Curtin and when you can watch them compete:

Matthew Swann –Hockey

·         27 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin

·         World Cup Winner x 2 (2010, New Delhi) (2014, Den Hague)

·         2012 London Olympics – Bronze

·         Champions Trophy Winner x 4 (2009, Melbourne) (2010, Monchengladbach) (2011, Queenstown) (2012, Melbourne) World League Final Winner (2015, Raipur)

Find out more about Matthew Swann.

Simon Orchard –Hockey

·         28 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin

·         2012 London Olympics – Bronze

·         2014 and 2010 World Cup – Gold

Find out more about Simon Orchard.

Aran Zalewski – Hockey

·         25 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin

·         2014 World Cup – Gold

·         2014 Commonwealth Games – Gold

·         Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Find out more about Aran Zalewski

Men’s Pool A Hockey:

AUS v SPAIN à 7:30am 7 Aug (Local) / 1:30pm 6 Aug (Rio)

AUS v NZ  à 12:30am 8 Aug (Local) / 8:30pm 7 Aug (Rio)

AUS v BELGIUM à 7:30am 10 Aug (Local) / 8:30pm 9 Aug (Rio)

AUS v BRITAIN à 7:30am 11 Aug (Local) / 8:30pm 10 Aug (Rio)

AUS v BRAZIL à 7:30am 13 Aug (Local) / 8:30pm 12 Aug (Rio)

Jane-Anne Claxton –Hockey

·         23 years old

·         Studies Occupational Therapy at Curtin

·         World Cup – Silver

·         2014 Commonwealth Games – Gold

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Jane-Anne Claxton.

Georgie Parker – Hockey

·         27 years old

·         Studies Journalism and PR at Curtin

·         2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival – Silver

·         2014 Commonwealth Games – Gold

Find out more about Georgie Parker. 

Brooke Peris – Hockey

·         23 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Education at Curtin

·         2014 Commonwealth Games – Gold

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Brooke Peris.

Emily Smith –Hockey

·         24 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin

·         2014 Commonwealth Games – Gold

·         2014 World Cup – Silver

·         2012 London Olympics -5th

Find out more about Emily Smith.

Kathryn Slattery – Hockey

·         23 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Agribusiness at Curtin

·         2014 Champions Trophy – Silver

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Kathryn Slattery.

Grace Stewart – Hockey

·         19 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Education at Curtin

·         2016 Hockeyroos debut

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Grace Stewart.

Women’s Pool B Hockey:

AUS v BRITAIN à 7:30am 7 Aug (Local) / 8:30pm 6 Aug (Rio)

AUS v USA à 9:00pm 8 Aug (Local) / 10:00am 8 Aug (Rio)

AUS v INDIA à 10:00pm 10 Aug (Local) / 11:00am 10 Aug (Rio)

AUS v ARGENTINA à 5:00am 12 Aug (Local) / 6:00pm 11 Aug (Rio)

AUS v JAPAN à 6:30am 14 Aug (Local) / 7:30pm 13 Aug (Rio)

Amie Thompson –Synchro Swimming

·         20 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Engineering a Curtin

·         2015 FINA World Championships –qualified for Rio

·         2012 Junior Duet Oceania Championships – Silver

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Amie Thompson.

Schedule: http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/sports/synchronised-swimming/schedule-results

Zoe Arancini – Water Polo

·         25 years old

·         Studies Laboratory Medicine at Curtin

·         2015 Selected All-Stars Media Team World Championships

·         2013 World Championships – Silver

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Zoe Arancini.

Gemma Beadsworth – Water Polo

·         29 years old

·         Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from Curtin

·         2012 London Olympics – Bronze

·         2008 Beijing Olympics – Bronze

Find out more about Gemma Beadsworth. 

Glencora McGhie –Water Polo

·         27 years old

·         Graduate from Curtin University

·         2012 London Olympics – Bronze

·         2013 World Championships – Silver

Find out more about Glencora McGhie.

Women’s Preliminary Round – Group A Water Polo:

AUS v RUSSIA à 12:00am 10 Aug (Local) / 1:00pm 9 Aug (Rio)

AUS v ITALY à 9:20pm 11 Aug (Local) / 10:20am 11 Aug (Rio)

AUS v BRAZIL à 10:40pm 13 Aug (Local) / 11:40am 13 Aug (Rio)

Aaron Younger – Water Polo

·         24 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Finance at Curtin

·         2015 All-Star Kazan World Championships

·         2012 London Olympics -7th

·         2012 and 2011 Hungarian Cup – Gold

Find out more about Aaron Younger.

Joel Swift – Water Polo

·         26 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin

·         2015 and 2013 World Championships

·         2009 World Uni Games – Gold

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Joel Swift.  

Men’s Preliminary Round- Group A Water Polo:

AUS v BRAZIL à 7:50am 7 Aug (Local) / 8:50pm 6 Aug (Rio)

AUS v HUNGARY à 12:00am 9 Aug (Local) / 1:00pm 8 Aug (Rio)

AUS v JAPAN à 8:00pm 10 Aug (Local) / 9:00am 10 Aug (Rio)

AUS v SERBIA à 9:10am 13 Aug (Local) / 10:10pm 12 Aug (Rio

AUS v GREECE à 1:10am 1 Aug (Local) / 2:10pm 14 Aug (Rio)

Carrie Smith –Sailing

·         21 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Arts – Urban and Regional Planning

·         2013 Youth World Champion in 420 Class

·         2012 Youth World Championships – Silver

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Carrie Smith.

Schedule: http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/sports/sailing/schedule-results

Peter Bol –Athletics 800m

·         22 years old

·         Australian U20 National Championship – Gold

·         2014 Commonwealth Games -5th

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Peter Bol.  

Schedule: http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/athletics/schedule-results

Men’s Athletics 800m:

Round 1 Heat 1 through to Heat 6 à Starting at 9:10pm- 9:45pm 12 Aug (Local) / 10:10am-10:45am 12 Aug (Rio)

Semi Final 1 through to 3 à 9:05am 14 Aug-9:19am 14 Aug (Local) / 10:05pm-10:19pm 13 Aug (Rio)

Final à 9:25am 16 Aug (Local) / 10:25pm 15 Aug (Rio)

Stephen Bird –Sprint Kayak

·         28 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Psychology at Curtin

·         2012 London Olympics -6th

·         8 x Australian 200m Champion

Find out more about Stephen Bird.

Schedule: http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/sports/canoe/kayak-sprint/schedule-results

Amanda Spratt – Cycling Road

·         28 years old

·         Studies Bachelor of Communications at Curtin

·         2012 London Olympics -55th

·         2015 Giro del Trentino –Gold

Find out more about Amanda Spratt.  

Cycling -Road:

Women’s Road Race à 11:15pm 7 Aug (Local) / 12:15pm 7 Aug (Rio)

Women’s Individual Time Trial à 7:30pm 10 Aug (Local) / 8:30am 10 Aug (Rio)

 

Rhys Grant –Rowing

·         29 years old

·         2013 Interstate Men’s Single Scull- Gold (First person from WA to win in 30 years)

·         Rio 2016 Olympic debut

Find out more about Rhys Grant.  

Rowing Single Sculls:

Heat 5 à 8:10pm 6 Aug (Local) / 9:10am 6 Aug (Rio)