Evania Pelite

Evania Pelite

Rugby - Sevens Schedule & Results

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

24 (Won)

17 (Lost)

Australia

New Zealand


Evania Pelite


Australia (AUS)
New Zealand (NZL)

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

17 (Won)

5 (Lost)

Australia

Canada


Evania Pelite


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

24 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Spain


Evania Pelite


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

12 (Tied)

12 (Tied)

Australia

United States of America


Evania Pelite


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

36 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Fiji


Evania Pelite


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

53 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Colombia


Evania Pelite


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Athlete Biography

A member of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Sevens team that won gold in Sydney, Evania ‘Vani’ Pelite is a dual international, having also represented her country in touch football.

Brisbane-born Pelite grew up playing rugby league and touch football before she turned to rugby sevens. She was a member of the Queensland Schoolgirls side that won the 2012 National Rugby Sevens Tournament on the Gold Coast.

At 17 years-old the utility made her International debut with the Aussie side in Amsterdam in 2013. With 32 World Series games under her belt, Pelite has scored a total of 20 tries over her relatively short sevens career.

The 21-year-old helped Australia win the nation’s first ever World Series in the 2015/2016 season. Pelite will be one of the youngest in the squad when rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut in Rio 2016.

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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

  • Winning the World Series and then getting getting selected to play at Rio 2016.
  • Winning Gold at the 2013 Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, Australia.
  • Qualifying with the team for the Rio Olympics during the last leg of our IRB circuit in Amsterdam, 2015.

Education

  • Primary
    Hercules Road State School (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    St Columbans College Caboolture (QLD, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Tim Walsh (2013- current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen AUS

Q&A

Favourite music
RnB
Personal Motto
I will always give 100% for myself and my team
Star Sign
Cancer
I would spend my last $10 on
Food
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman, Sydney 2000
Most Influential person in your career/life
Family
Why this sport?
I love the physicality of the game and also have the ability to show our attacking skills