Sharp shooter Chris Goulding will get his chance to represent Australia at his first Olympic Games in Rio after a strong couple of seasons has seen him become a key contributor for the national side.
The Tasmanian shooting guard has spent the majority of his career in the NBL, winning a championship in the 2007 season with the Brisbane Bullets before excelling in recent years in Melbourne. After being the NBL’s highest scorer for the Tigers in 2014 the door opened to playing in Europe.
He was signed by Zaragoza in the Spanish League for the 2014/15 season and then returned to Australia to help the national side qualify for Rio 2016 by winning the 2015 Oceania Championships. In limited game time in the green and gold his deadly accuracy was on show as he hit six of his seven shots as he scored 12points across the two game series.
If there were any doubters, Goulding’s 2015/16 season for Melbourne United would have silenced them quickly. He led the side to the grand final having scored 18 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists a match throughout the year.
His stellar season in the NBL saw him signed by Auxilium Torino in the Italian Serie A ensuring he had plenty of game time between the end of the NBL and the start of Rio 2016.
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Launceston, TAS, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- Lost 2-0 – 2016 NBL semi-finals: Playing for Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers (Melbourne, Auckland)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne & Wellington)
- 12th – 2014 World Cup (Spain)
- Competing at the 2014 World Cup
- Being selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- Gumdale State School (QLD, Australia)
- Brisbane State High School (QLD, Australia)
Andrej Lemanis (2013 - current)
Melbourne United (NBL) Australia
Primary Training Base
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- Favourite holiday destination
- Mallorca, Spain
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- Hip Hop, R'n'B
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- Star Sign
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- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
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- Cathy Freeman 2000 Olympics
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- Michael Johnson running in Atlanta Olympics
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