Emma Tonegato

Emma Tonegato

Rugby - Sevens Schedule & Results

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

24 (Won)

17 (Lost)

Australia

New Zealand


Emma Tonegato


Australia (AUS)
New Zealand (NZL)

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

17 (Won)

5 (Lost)

Australia

Canada


Emma Tonegato


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

24 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Spain


Emma Tonegato


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

12 (Tied)

12 (Tied)

Australia

United States of America


Emma Tonegato


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

36 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Fiji


Emma Tonegato


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

53 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Colombia


Emma Tonegato


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Athlete Biography

Emma Tonetago will join the World Champion Australian women’s rugby sevens section at Rio 2016 when the sport makes its Olympic debut.

Prior to her sevens career, Tonegato grew up playing touch football before transferring to rugby league when she was 16. She climbed Australia’s league ranks, playing for NSW in the State of Origin and representing her nation at the 2013 World Cup, where she won gold in Great Britain.

The Wollongong-born athlete made her debut for the Australian side in the opening leg of the 2013-14 Sevens World Series in Dubai in November 2013.

The outside back had a strong 2015-16 Sevens World Series season. She was selected in the 2015 Amsterdam Sevens Dream Team before she was named Player of the Tournament for the Atlanta leg of the series in April 2016 after scoring 10 tries across the weekend.

Tonegato helped Australia claim the nation’s first ever Sevens World Series when they took out the 2015/16 title just months out from Rio. Her efforts didn’t go unnoticed as she was named in the Team of the Season by World Rugby.

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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)
  • 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

  • Being the first ever Australian Women's sevens team to qualify for an Olympics and be a full-time sport
  • Becoming the first Australian side to win the World Series title.
  • Winning at Twickenham Stadium at the London Sevens in 2015.

Education

  • Primary
    St John Vianney's Fairy Meadow NSW Australia
  • Secondary
    Holy Spirit College Bellambi NSW Australia
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy - Australian Catholic University (2015 - Present

Training

  • Coach
    Tim Walsh (2013 - current)
  • Institute/Academy
    Sydney Academy Of Sport and Recreation (Narrabeen, Australia)
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Magnum Ego
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Star Sign
Pisces
I would spend my last $10 on
Food
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Athletics
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman winning gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics
First Olympic Memory?
Cathy Freeman
Most Influential person in your career/life
Parents
Why this sport?
Fun, fast, exciting and I get to show my skill