Emilee Cherry

Emilee Cherry

Rugby - Sevens Schedule & Results

(Local) / 07:00 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's Gold Medal Match

24 (Won)

17 (Lost)

Australia

New Zealand


Emilee Cherry


Australia (AUS)
New Zealand (NZL)

(Local) / 02:30 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's Semi-final 1

17 (Won)

5 (Lost)

Australia

Canada


Emilee Cherry


(Local) / 05:00 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarter-final 1

24 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Spain


Emilee Cherry


(Local) / 01:30 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool A

12 (Tied)

12 (Tied)

Australia

United States of America


Emilee Cherry


(Local) / 06:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool A

36 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Fiji


Emilee Cherry


(Local) / 01:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool A

53 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Colombia


Emilee Cherry


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Athlete Biography

One of the superstars of the women’s game, Emilee Cherry will be crucial to Australia’s chances of climbing to the top of the podium in Rio.

Cherry started out in touch football and was playing for the national side when she was approached to make the switch to rugby sevens.

Soon after she made her international sevens debut in late 2012 and after consistent improvement she proved herself as one of the world’s best in the 2013/14 World Series. She scored the most tried (33) and most points (195) in the competition and was deservedly named the 2014 World Sevens Player of the Year.

She finished second in the competition in tries (19) and points (134) for the 2015/16 season, as she helped lead the Australian side to their first World Series triumph. Cherry played in all five tournaments as the Australian side finished with three wins, a second and a third to convincingly win the title and head into Rio as the team to beat.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 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 – Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Dubai Sevens (Dubai, UAE)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the 2015/16 World Series.
  • Winning World Rugby Women's 7s player of the year for the 2013/2014 season.
  • Qualifying and being selected for the Rio 2016 Games.

Education

  • Primary
    St John's Catholic School, Roma, (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Fairholme College, Toowoomba (QLD Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education - University of Queensland, 2011-current

Training

  • Coach
    Tim Walsh (2013- current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
Hi-five Alicia Quirk and Charlotte Caslick in the tunnel before a game. I never wash my socks during the tournament (if we are winning)
Favourite food
Seafood and cereal
Favourite holiday destination
Roma (home)
Favourite music
Country
Personal Motto
I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.
Star Sign
Scorpio
I would spend my last $10 on
Food - seafood or chicken nuggets
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Modern Pentathlon
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Darren Thrupp (paralympics)
First Olympic Memory?
My parents going to watch the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
My mum and brother. Also John Sessarago, Evan Willis and Peter Bell.
Why this sport?
It's a challenge!