Chloe Dalton was a budding basketball player and, having played for the Sydney Flames, dreamt of representing her country at the Olympic Games. A few years down the track and that dream is coming true, just in a different sport then she had originally thought.
The Singapore-born athlete joined the Australian side midway through 2014 and made her World Series debut later that year in Dubai.
Her try-scoring finesse and accurate conversions secured her a permanent spot in the squad and she was offered a full-time contract at the end of 2014.
The forward, who played 12 games over two tournaments in 2015 with a broken arm, helped Australia take out the nation’s first ever World Sevens Series title in Clermont-Ferrand in May 2016.
Dalton is studying a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.
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Rugby - Sevens
Rugby Sevens Women
Mona Vale, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 2nd - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – France Sevens (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
- 3rd - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Langford Sevens (Langford, Canada)
- 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Atlanta Sevens (Atlanta, USA)
- 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Dubai Sevens (Dubai, UAE)
- Being apart of the first Australian team to win the World Series title.
- Qualifying and being a part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team.
- Champions of London 7s at Twickenham Stadium in the 2015 Women's Sevens World Series.
- Oxford Falls Grammar School (NSW, Australia)
- Pymble Ladies' College (NSW, Australia)
- Bachelor of Applied Science [Physiotherapy] - University of Sydney (2012 -
TIm Walsh (2014 - current)
Sydney Academy of Sport
Primary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Jalapeno poppers
- Favourite holiday destination
- White sand and clear water
- Favourite music
- Dream car
- Range Rover
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Something delicious.
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Rhythmic gymnastics
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Anna Meares Silver Medal in Beijing 2008 after fracturing her neck 7 months earlier.
- First Olympic Memory?
- Starting the 'Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi' chant in the Athletics arena at Sydney 2000.
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- My mum.
- Why this sport?
- Some would say I'm biased, but tough to find a sport more thrilling than rugby 7s - to play or watch.